Did you pay $2500 for a new Macbook Pro only to find its battery life wasn’t near the promised amount? A new OSX update lets you pretend the problem doesn’t exist.
“I just received my new 15″ MacBook Pro with touch bar. The battery life is horrible!!! I have Safari open with 6 tabs and with 95% battery, I am told that I have under 3 hours of battery life left! I thought these things were supposed to get 10 hours? I ran the battery down in 3 hours last night only browsing the web. I wasn’t watching videos, just browsing. Is there something wrong with my laptop?”
But don’t worry – Apple’s got a solution for frustrated users.
Rather that work on optimizing battery life (or make battery life claims that, you know, reflected actual performance), a new OSX update simply removes the battery life timer. Now, users have to guess how long 40% battery life will last.
If you just dropped a pile of cash for the brand new Macbook and feel cheated, hopefully the new update will help you pretend it’s 2009 again and everything’s great in Apple land.