New M1 Mac speed scores appear online, thrashing current Macs

Yolanda Curtis
November 24, 2020

Apple has released GarageBand 10.4.1 with a refined new user interface for macOS 11.0 Big Sur and improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers running on Apple's M1 chip. While searching for something new, a team of tech writers saw several complaints of frozen laptops in its forums, on Reddit, and Apple's support site.

Before the official launch, macOS Big Sur update had a lot of unusual launch issues.

The users said they tried all of the troubleshooting techniques they know as well as those suggested by Apple's employees.

macOS Big Sur features more rounded icons, a transparent menu system and an overall design that more closely resembles iOS and iPadOS.

Apple launched its much-awaited own silicon chip for its Macs for the first time, and we are already amazed by its CPU and GPU performance via the leaked MacBook benchmarks. The backlight on the keyboard won't turn on, including the Caps Lock button LED.

Fifth, users will not be able to use key reset combinations, including NVRAM, SMC, safe mode and internet recovery, to fix the problem as these become unavailable. If you're in a similar situation, the best solution would be to contact Apple's customer support. The problem appears to be more common in late 2013 and mid 2014 than the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It's now unknown how many such devices are affected, and a clear solution to the problem is nowhere to be seen at the moment. These are the oldest MacBook Pro models that can install Big Sur.

The cause of the issue also remains unknown.

According to user reports, the MacBook gets stuck on a black screen during or after the update process. On its system status page for developers, Apple confirmed that an issue with the notarization service from 3 PM to 5:09 PM ET has been resolved.

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