Apple's latest MacBook Pros got plenty of blended reviews, but the bugs with the laptop computer's battery life estimates were ...
Apple's latest MacBook Pros got plenty of blended reviews, but the bugs with the laptop computer's battery life estimates were a bad ending to a difficult year for Cupertino.
Although Apple announced that the MBP would get a respectable 10 hour battery life, independent tests from Consumer Reports showed hugely different outcomes varying from less than 4 hours to nearly 20 hours, triggering the group to pull their suggestion for the very first time. While Apple put some of the blame on Intel's Skylake-based chips, a new software update has apparently been able to fix the battery issue and made Consumer Reports' to suggest Apple's device once again.
In an upgraded evaluation, the group writes that the most recent software update has made an end to the battery draining issue. using "the same procedure we use to numerous laptops every year," Consumer Reports says, the 3 MacBook Pros they checked all performed well, "with one model running 18.75 hours on a charge." For the record, they tested both the Touch Bar and non-Touch Bar variations of the 13-inch design, as well as a 15-inch. The brand-new average run times work out to 15.75 hours, 18.75 hours and 17.25 hours respectively.
If you've currently upgraded to among Apple's most recent laptop computers and you're wondering why your status bar still does not have a battery life quote on it, then Consumer Reports keeps in mind that the upgrade is still in Apple's Beta program, however it ought to present to all users in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you'll simply need to stick near to an outlet.