macOS Monterey is out and brings a number of improvements, but some users are also reporting issues with their USB hubs.
USB hubs are far more important with today’s Macs than they were years ago, thanks to Apple’s most recent computers only sporting a couple of USB-C ports. As a result, any issues with USB hubs can cause major problems to users’ workflows.
According to MacRumors, users on Apple’s Developer Forums, Support Communities and Reddit are reporting issues using their USB hubs with Monterey. The problem seems to especially impact USB 3.0 ports on the hubs, with USB-C and HDMI ports often unaffected. Some users are also reporting issues with the power delivery port.
The issues don’t seem to be restricted to a particular Mac architecture, with both Intel and M1 Macs impacted. Similarly, no single brand of USB hubs is at fault, with even Apple certified models displaying issues.
Hopefully Apple will release a fix as soon as possible.