Apple’s MacOS Monterey, released in October, has reported a number of issues, including “apps crashing due to overuse of RAM” and “old Intel-chip Macs Bricked”.
The first symptom is the error message “Application memory is running out on your system”. This error causes the app to use GB, and more RAM than the Mac, and eventually crashes. Major apps include Real Email Apps and Final Cut Pro.
Various symptoms have been reported, but in the worst case scenario it is not possible to switch from the warning window to another application and there is no other option but to force restart. Additionally, the M1 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB of RAM has 100GB or more usage of the mail application, and multiple users experience the same phenomenon.
Another big bug, when I installed macOS Monterey on an old Intel-chip Mac, it was bricked (not fully responsive) .This bug is on TwitterApple Official Support CommunityThere are many reports that a black screen is displayed during the OS update and it is not working, let it restart and it is not even possible to turn on the power.
In 2020, it was reported that “an old Mac crashed with an update”This was shortly after the delivery of the MacOS Big Sur.. It seems to be repeating itself a year later, but this time (again) there are no reports from Apple Silicon Mac users, so I guess this is a feature that is limited to Intel Macs only.
At the time of writing, macOS is testing Monterey 12.1 beta, but MacRumors say it will not be released for a few weeks. If you have an Intel Mac, it makes sense to wait for it to be delivered, or wait for a (probably) bug fixing minor update to be delivered before then.
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