macOS Monterey causing crashes for M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro


On 19 October 2021, Apple launched the new MacBook Pro, which comes with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max chipset. But if you were hoping to buy one for yourself, do keep in mind that it might not be a smooth experience. Already, users have spotted bugs with the OS.

According to MacRumors, users on its forums have complained about a peculiar issue with the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Allegedly, they have been experiencing kernel crashes on macOS Monterey version 12.0.1. The crashes trigger upon watching HDR videos on YouTube in fullscreen mode, then trying to exit the mode.

This is some kind of software issue. The exact reason is currently unknown, but users speculate that it could be caused by the AV1 decoder. It makes sense since it has such a specific trigger. In any case, an update to the new macOS Monterey should solve the problem.

Have you encountered this issue on other Mac devices with macOS Monterey installed? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this.

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