- It is unclear how long the problem with the hubs has been going on
- Extremely short change log for macOS 11.2.2
- Applies only to newer Macbook Pro and Air
One of the bugs that Apple fixed with 11.2.2 meant that specific accessories such as hubs and docking stations could damage newer Macs. Among other things, later models of Macbook Pro and Macbook Air.
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The accessories that can damage Macs are connected via USB-C and are not officially compatible. This applies to computers from 2019 onwards. Older models, however, are not affected.
macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 prevents MacBook Pro (2019 or later) and MacBook Air (2020 or later) models from incurring damage when connected to certain third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs and docks.
The change log for macOS 11.2.2 from Apple.
It is unclear how many hubs are affected and how long the problem has been going on. In any case, it is clear that we finally have a solution with macOS 11.2.2.