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Takeo Apple

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I am on a fully specc‘d MacBook 16 Pro Intel and been using macs for decades.

This update completely froze my Mac up. Overnight install, wake up to recovery mode booted into. Restart to boot into system, stuck on the white bar.

Now trying recovery after several attempts to clean NVRAM, repair permissions via terminal etc - nothing worked.

Seen lots of people with issues to connect to file sharing servers as well. Horrible.

Hope I will be the minority but this looks very bad.
 

Takeo Apple

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You will see I never warn anyone without reason and I don't panic - worked for Apple myself also in tech support - so I am really just warning this could go badly wrong and that is that.
 
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Takeo Apple

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In that case reinstall 13.1 and restore data from your backup. Then think about what might have caused your problem. [But you know that, I am sure].
I know the process, just don't know the reason - my system was stable and clean before the update. - but alas, I hope it was just bad luck.
 

MacGizmo

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so I am really just warning this could go badly wrong and that is that.
Things can go "badly wrong" getting out of bed in the morning. The vast majority of people aren't having any problems at all, so it's highly likely that despite your experience working for Apple (doing lord knows what) something about YOUR system is the problem, not the OS update.
 

Takeo Apple

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Things can go "badly wrong" getting out of bed in the morning. The vast majority of people aren't having any problems at all, so it's highly likely that despite your experience working for Apple (doing lord knows what) something about YOUR system is the problem, not the OS update.
Not wrong in general, but I am sure besides my failed update (I still can’t recover the Mac) the file sharing issues are a serious problem for some people who work from servers.
 

Paradoxally

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You will see I never warn anyone without reason and I don't panic - worked for Apple myself also in tech support - so I am really just warning this could go badly wrong and that is that.

You have a reason. Your machine froze with no previous symptoms.

This is not universal; a warning like this will do no good because the people who have held off (like I did until 13.2) have adequate backup systems in place to quickly revert back if their workflow is disrupted. And those who are on 13.2 already didn't have issues post-install.
 
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fisherking

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Looks like 13.2 has been pulled. Not showing up on my iMac on 13.1 as off now......
um... what? sure. and for all of us that are running 13.2, it's devolving into 13.1 as i write this... 😳... 🤣

i love these 'sky is falling' threads; people who get hysterical (or mildly hysterical) instead of asking for help, ie:

"why is 13.2 not showing up as an option on my imac?"... 🤔
 

Glideslope

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Just went to the app store - asked if I wanted to download 13.2.

Lou

Ok, I'll try that. It was showing under software update this morning, and now it's gone as I was going to install it. Wasn't really trying to infer the sky is falling. I'm quite well versed in OS updates. It just went away on its own. Shouldn't have to go to the Mac App Store. Should be available on my Mac.

Just sayin........
 

dogface1956

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um... what? sure. and for all of us that are running 13.2, it's devolving into 13.1 as i write this... 😳... 🤣

i love these 'sky is falling' threads; people who get hysterical (or mildly hysterical) instead of asking for help, ie:

"why is 13.2 not showing up as an option on my imac?"... 🤔
Don't think the OP was making a "sky is falling" post, he was just letting people know what he had an issue with when he was upgrading. I don't see where he was blaming Apple or anything like that, just that he tried to upgrade and is computer crashed hard. I have already upgraded to 13.2, but like to see/hear/read other user experiences with OS upgrades as it gives me ideas of some of the gotcha's. It sounds like the OP is pretty well versed in the Apple world and was just letting people know to beware.

My experience was pretty good, except it took a long time to download the update from Apple, no gotcha's yet, everything is working the same as it was before the upgrade. I have not seen really in difference in the operation or performance of my Mac Studio, of course I have several backups, just in case things turn pear shaped, one at my daughters house that I switch out every few days, another on one of my servers, two on local drives and a Time Machine for **** and giggles.
 

Glideslope

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Don't think the OP was making a "sky is falling" post, he was just letting people know what he had an issue with when he was upgrading. I don't see where he was blaming Apple or anything like that, just that he tried to upgrade and is computer crashed hard. I have already upgraded to 13.2, but like to see/hear/read other user experiences with OS upgrades as it gives me ideas of some of the gotcha's. It sounds like the OP is pretty well versed in the Apple world and was just letting people know to beware.

My experience was pretty good, except it took a long time to download the update from Apple, no gotcha's yet, everything is working the same as it was before the upgrade. I have not seen really in difference in the operation or performance of my Mac Studio, of course I have several backups, just in case things turn pear shaped, one at my daughters house that I switch out every few days, another on one of my servers, two on local drives and a Time Machine for **** and giggles.

Thank you. 🙂

For whatever reason I restarted my 2017 i5 27" iMac. Went to Software Update again, and now it has reappeared. No idea what went on.

I'll be installing tonight.
 
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nollimac

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I don't care whether one has worked for Apple, Microsoft or FreeBSD, I would never update/upgrade a computer without my attention...just update to 13.2 no issues whatsoever.
 

fisherking

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Could be what I taught my kids "Beware of strangers" not a sky is falling, not a panic, just a common sense warning.
this is a forum of (hopefully) adults, & perhaps also some 'almost adults'.

read the thread title again. assume what you want, but "Beware of 13.2!" does not sound like a 'common sense warning'... it sounds rather hysterical. and it doesn't even hint at what the thread is really about.

so... let's get back on topic?

am wondering if the OP has called apple, and/or gotten things working.
 
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MBAir2010

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13.2 works great on my MacBook Air m1 silver.
and
Monterey upgrade 12.6.3 works great on my MacBook Pro 2012 OCLP 6.
The HomePods are playing the Banshes of Inisherin via TV perfectly
my phone did not ring today, no spam!

everything I own is garbage tho, even the bike industry are bad now!
and propane is a rare gem!
 

Jayson A

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Just got my M2 Mac mini and it's running 13.2 just fine. Only issue is the windows resizing after the display goes to sleep. That's annoying, but I know it's a common problem with these Apple silicon Macs.
 

fisherking

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Just got my M2 Mac mini and it's running 13.2 just fine. Only issue is the windows resizing after the display goes to sleep. That's annoying, but I know it's a common problem with these Apple silicon Macs.
what do you mean, 'window resizing'? and how is it a common problem? (for example, is there a thread on this forum about this?) either way, not happening on my silicon mac...
 

Jayson A

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what do you mean, 'window resizing'? and how is it a common problem? (for example, is there a thread on this forum about this?) either way, not happening on my silicon mac...
Yeah whenever the screen goes to sleep, any window that was hidden gets shoved into the bottom left corner when I show them again.
 
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