Apple is supposedly looking into releasing an immediate fix for the Bluetooth connectivity issues users of M1 Mac devices have been experiencing.
In November, Apple released its first lineup of devices integrating its M1 silicon. Being that this was Apple’s first attempt at developing its own silicon, minor inconveniences and issues were to be expected. For many users, one particular issue stemmed from the M1 MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mini Mac occasionally losing its Bluetooth connection. Apple peripherals such as AirPods and the Magic Mouse plus third-party products would become disconnected from time to time.
As reported by The 8-bit, Apple is finally working on releasing a solution to the problem. On Twitter, The Atlantic contributor Ian Bogost wrote about his own experiences with Apple’s M1 Bluetooth connection troubles. When speaking about how he overcame them, he also noted that Apple has told him “a macOS fix is in progress and forthcoming just about anytime.”
Solved my M1 Mac Bluetooth issues by plugging in my keyboard and buying a Logitech mouse with its own Bluetooth dongle.
(Apple tells me a MacOS fix is in progress and forthcoming just about anytime. But jeez.)
— Ian Bogost (@ibogost) January 10, 2021
Since the advent of Apple’s M1 silicon devices, users have been concerned whether the Bluetooth connectivity issues were based on a hardware malfunction or if it could be rectified through a software update. Based on Apple’s comment, it luckily seems to be an issue Apple may solve through a macOS update.
Given that Apple has acknowledged the issue and is currently working on a solution, the woes of users may be in the past sooner rather than later.