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Apple Fixed a T2 Security Chip Bug That Bricked Older Macs Following macOS Monterey Update

Apple has fixed a T2 security chip bug that bricked older Macs following the macOS Monterey update. The company took to its support forums late last week to let users know that it’s addressing an issue with some of its MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini models. Apple says the problem is due to a firmware update included in macOS Monterey (10.14).

The company provided the following statement to Rene Ritchie confirming the fix.

“We’ve discovered and fixed an issue with the firmware on the Apple T2 security chip that prevented a small number of users from booting up their Mac after updating to macOS. The new firmware has now been included in all current macOS updates. Any persons who were affected by this problem should contact Apple Customer Support for assistance.”

The company hasn’t said exactly how many users were affected by the bug, but a few reports from Reddit indicate that it may have been limited to specific iMac Pro models.

Following the macOS Monterey upgrade, Apple has addressed a T20 security chip bug that bricked previous Macs. The company recently posted on its customer support forums to inform customers that it is addressing an issue with some of its MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini models. According to Apple, the problem is caused by a firmware update introduced in macOS Monterey.

In other news, Apple’s new podcast app will be released on the App Store this week. The company has been working on its own native Podcast app since last year for iOS 12, and it was originally expected to be included in iOS 13 beta back in June.

However, it wasn’t ready in time for the first beta release of iOS 13.

The firmware update released today for the T2 processor does not intend to remedy problems that have already occurred. Instead, it is intended to prevent the problem from happening to additional users. According to Apple, current macOS updates now include the new T2 security chip firmware.

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