You haven't heard of them because they don't make for interesting newsWhy would you design an OS to brick a piece of hardware upon upgrading said hardware? Like, seriously...
For all the fun we make about Windows and its bugs, I've never ever read about it bricking hardware of a PC. Linux can be dangerous if installed correctly, but kind of the same as well as I've never read about a failed Linux install has bricked a PC.
Is this Apple's way to subtly tell its minions to upgrade their stuff? lol
Linux? Maybe. Windows? No way. If there was an update that bricked PCs, it would be news everywhere, for sure. There's always articles and news for BSOD's after updates, so imagine if they actually bricked something, lol.You haven't heard of them because they don't make for interesting news
Not terribly surprising there would be an issue with the T2 chip in this process. The upgrade from Big Sur to Monterey allowed for a new quick wipe erase option in System Preferences. This allowed for a ready for resale, donation, etc with out wiping and reloading the whole OS on T2 chip machines. I saw this new option with a 2020 13” MBP. It did upgrade to Monterey just fine though.Apple now has a fix
according to :
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253295779?page=4&irgwc=1&aosid=p239&cid=aos-us-aff-ir&irchannel=13631&irpid=221109&clickid=WFu2pxzN3xyITW-yft3PIVBiUkG0By3522qQ0k0&ircid=7613#:~:text=Solution:,the Monterey install.
Plenty of Surface/SurfaceBook boot loops and inoperable after firmware/Windows updates out there. This also wasn’t just a straight OS upgrade. Monterey also added a quick restore option on T2 Macs that wasn’t there before. Could be related to that and firmware changes around it.Linux? Maybe. Windows? No way. If there was an update that bricked PCs, it would be news everywhere, for sure. There's always articles and news for BSOD's after updates, so imagine if they actually bricked something, lol.