2016 MacBook Pro fails to meet Apple’s advertised battery life for some users

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  1. Rafagon

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    The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar seems to be on a roll. And not in a good way.

    MacRumors informs us that “…some users claim to be getting as little as 3 to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, or between 30% and 60% of the up to 10 hours advertised.”

    Tim Cook needs to shape up or ship out.
     
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    #2 Rafagon, Dec 22, 2016
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    Retesting of Apple’s newest MacBook Pro by Consumer Reports is underway, at Apple’s behest. Apple claims that the methodology used by the nonprofit in their tests triggered “an obscure and intermittent bug reloading icons which created inconsistent results.”

    The bug, Apple claims, has been fixed by its latest macOS Sierra beta.

    Will the new tests redeem the Cupertino company’s latest laptop? Stay tuned to find out.
     
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    Consumer Reports now recommends Apple’s newest MacBook Pro, after the retesting requested by Apple.
     
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    According to an article on O'Grady's Power Page they identified the problem. An obscure developer setting was activated on the test unit received by Consumer Reports. Once identified and neutralized, "...the MacBook Pro produced 'consistently high battery life results'.”
     
  6. micky73

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    Sounds questionable. What is the 10 hours even based on anyway? 10 hours of word processing with the brightness turned right down? How many apps running in the background?
     

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