Some Mac owners reporting Bluetooth issues after updating to OS X Yosemite

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OS X Yosemite is a brand new operating system that Apple only just recently launched, and for some Mac owners who upgraded, it hasn’t been all that positive news when it comes to Bluetooth.

The publication AppleInsider has found a growing thread within the Apple Support Community that points to a widespread Bluetooth issue for Mac owners that have recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite. Many of the users are complaining of issues trying to connect to wireless input accessories, including the Apple Bluetooth keyboard or Apple’s Magic Mouse.

My Magic Mouse and my Bluetooth Keyboard have a 0.5 second of latency, lag,” user ‘O00Dany00O’ wrote. “This (happens) when the MacBook is not plugged in with a battery charger.

Owners plagued with the issues vary with symptoms. For example, the aforementioned user noted that the issues with their Bluetooth connection do not persist if the computer (a MacBook Pro) is being charged, while others claim to have the issues no matter what. Moreover, some users are mentioning issues with connecting their iPhones via Bluetooth to their Macs, including the recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Third-party accessories, including Bluetooth headphones, are also raising issues.

Many users have noted that their issues have come and gone, while still others have tried to reset the PRAM on their Mac to find the issues fixed, but only for a short period of time before they return.

Users voicing their concerns range in devices owned, too, with many noting that their MacBook Pros are suffering from the limited Bluetooth accessibility, while others say their Mac minis are suffering, too.

Related, many users experienced Bluetooth-connectivity issues following the public launch of iOS 8, with fixes coming in subsequent updates.

Have you noticed any issues with your devices?

[via AppleInsider; Apple Support]