Apple’s latest MacBook Pro has been the subject of many articles over the past few weeks, many of them surrounding its battery life. The hashtag “MacBroke Pro” has been widely used and we used it in our headline to prove a point. Apple’s MacBroke Pro is exactly that, broke, and for no explainable reason. Consumer Reports released their overview on Apple’s latest laptop and they could not recommend consumers purchase the machine. This has prompted Apple to come out of the shadows to address the battery life issues with the new MacBroke Pro.
Working with CR to understand their battery tests. Results do not match our extensive lab tests or field data. https://t.co/IWtfsmBwpO
— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) December 24, 2016
Consumer Reports found that the new MacBook Pro performed wildly all over the spectrum in their battery tests. Many consumers have been complaining about battery life which prompted Apple to remove the time remaining in their latest macOS update. That move was met with huge criticism with many accusing Apple of sweeping the problem under the rug. Apple claims their testing showed a consistent 10-hours of battery life but Consumer Reports isn’t the only one who had inconsistent battery results.
We’ve only had our MacBook Pro for a few days and have had interesting results of our own. The first full day we got just over 4 hours of battery with only browsing, email, writing posts in WordPress, and light Photoshop work. The second day of use we found we got just over 5 hours with the same processes being used. Still, 4-5 hours of battery life is grossly under the advertised 10-hours that Apple is claiming.
We’re glad that Consumer Reports article has prompted Apple to finally come out and publicly address the issue instead of skirting it. Apple usually tends to keep quiet about such things unless the spotlight is shined heavily on the problem and it seems Consumer Reports were the ones who had the right light to shine.
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