31 December 2020
New MacBooks powered by the in-house M1 processor have impressed the consumers by offering them a promising performance. But as they say, nothing comes perfect in this world, so how can the new entrants have this exception.
As reported by a growing number of users, the MacBook and Mac mini is showing some Bluetooth connectivity issues. While the problem is affecting both the devices, it is particularly giving headaches to owners of Mac mini.
As noted by a YouTuber named Patrick Tomasso, the issue varies from being unstable to being a complete failure. He also pointed out that other consumers are complaining about the same on the forum posts as well. On Reddit, several users can be seen complaining about issues they are suffering from whenever they try to connect both the first and third-party peripherals using Bluetooth. Reportedly, the list of impacted devices also includes Apple AirPods.
Currently, the exact cause of the Bluetooth connectivity issue is unknown but it is believed to be associated with macOS Big Sur. We expect to get an acknowledgment from Apple soon. It is also possible that the Cupertino-based company may rather choose to patch it with a fix soon as this is a widespread issue and annoying users.
Currently, there seems to be no workaround as well. However, the same user on Reddit who brought this issue to attention first has also suggested using a unifying receiver. Also, as pointed by AppleInsider as well, using that company's Unifying Receiver Bluetooth dongle is helping users in bypassing this issue.
Let’s just wait to get any statement from Apple on the same.