MacBook Pro Battery Life Gets a Nice Upgrade Thanks to Latest Software Update

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Dec 14, 2016
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Earlier on, users were complaining about short battery timings as well as GPU issues plaguing the MacBook Pro. Most consumers have prepared themselves to switch to Microsoft’s Surface notebook offerings, but the latest software update for desktops and laptops, version macOS Sierra 10.12.2 must have changed the opinion of users immediately. This is because the latest update brings phenomenal battery life upgrades, as you are about to find out.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Has Given the MacBook Pro a Whole New Lifeline – Here Are the Battery Timings That Users Are Experiencing Now

Complaining about terrible battery life while running macOS Sierra 10.12.1, looks like the opinions of several MacBook Pro users have taken a turn with the latest update, as several of them must be pleased with the estimated battery life timer being displayed on their notebooks. Using a 3rd-part application called coconutBattery, several users have stated that their battery life has been given a significant makeover and if the application is accurate, looks like all it took was the software update to fix one element that has been the primary selling point of MacBooks. Given below are some accounts given by users belonging to MacRumors forums.

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“Ok it is official. macOS Sierra 10.12.2 fixed my battery. I am up back to 9-10 hours of regular use. Before updating, idle power consumption was not going lower than 6 watts. On macOS Sierra 10.12.2, it is now <4 watts at 60% brightness with the ambient light sensor on.”

“Before the update was getting 7-9 hours with 50-60% brightness. Now getting >10 hours with 70-75% brightness with the same workload (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on of course).”

However, it has not been detailed which apps were used while running the new MacBook Pro lineup. If you’re going to be running an app that heavily taxes the CPU and GPU, naturally you will not be able to experience the battery life advertised by Apple. The company has stated that with both the 13-inch models, you will be able to experience up to 10 hours of battery life, but that can only be achieved under a certain set of conditions. For the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has advertised the battery life for 10 hours while surfing the web.

Have you experienced better battery life with the latest software update? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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