macOS 14.1.1 Fixes M3 Mac Upgrade Issue and Photoshop Bug

Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.1.1 on Tuesday with "important bug fixes." While the release notes did not specify which bugs were fixed, we have confirmed that the update resolves a software update issue with M3 Macs and an Adobe Photoshop bug.

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At least some 14-inch MacBook Pro and iMac models equipped with the standard M3 chip shipped with an unreleased build of macOS Ventura 13.5 installed, and macOS 14.1 was not showing up as an available software update in the System Settings app. Fortunately, it is now possible to update these Macs to macOS 14.1.1. MacBook Pro models with the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips were not affected by this issue.

macOS 14.1.1 also fixes a bug that prevented users from clicking on a section of the toolbar in Photoshop on macOS 14.1, as noted by @JonyIveParody on X.

Apple also released macOS Ventura 13.6.2 with bug fixes. The update resolves an issue where 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple silicon chips "start up to a black screen or circled exclamation point after the built-in display's default refresh rate is changed," according to an Apple support document.

macOS 14.1.1 and macOS 13.6.2 do not have any published security patches, despite Apple's release notes saying each update includes security fixes.

Related Roundup: macOS Sonoma
Related Forums: macOS Ventura, macOS Sonoma

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Top Rated Comments

mecloud Avatar
7 months ago

No wonder this bug slipped by. What kind of monster purposely lowers the refresh rate? That's a big part of the reason to buy this laptop in the first place.
There are some apps that interact poorly with the variable-refresh-rate that is ProMotion.

No Mac (or Windows, for that matter) user would reasonably expect that changing any display setting (or any setting available in System Preferences) would result in the computer essentially being bricked, and that’s exactly what was happening. And when they got into that state, DFU mode did not always work. Apple’s explanation of that bug was extremely disingenuou, based on my own experiences with four MacBook Pros over the past few weeks.
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chrfr Avatar
7 months ago

So far my M2 13” MB Air running 13.6.1 keeps telling me my system is up to date and won’t offer me the 13.6.2 update…just 14.1.1. Is there any way to force it to find 13.6.2?
The 13.6.2 update is only for 14/16" MacBook Pros (except M3 Pro/Max models) and M3 iMacs. It will not install on any currently available MacBook Airs.
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