The New MacBooks Are Already Having Battery Issues
When Apple announced their new MacBooks, they were probably expecting people to be stoked — but not everyone has happy feelings about the new gadget. Many are waiting until a less prototype-y (and less expensive) version comes out, and Microsoft is even paying people not to use MacBooks. Yikes.
Apple, you should not be optimising the battery life of the MacBook Pro for ’light web use’. Regular people don't buy a $2500+ Mac for that.
— forgottentowel (@forgottentowel) December 5, 2016
The fancy-schmancy laptops are seriously underperforming, especially considering all the trouble Apple went to saying how they optimized everything to ensure great battery life.
— Osvaldo Contreras (@ocontreras_tx) November 25, 2016
Lightroom isn’t exactly “light” use, but even so, it definitely shouldn’t be killing the battery in a measly three hours.
Apple are no longer selling this version of the mac book pro. You know the good one, with connectivity, and battery life, and power. 😡
— Philip Walmsley (@M2Phil) November 25, 2016
OOOH burn. Your move, Apple.
It sounds like it’s mainly the models which are Touch Bar enabled, but users, or Apple for that matter, can’t figure out whether it’s software- or hardware-related. Many people are frustrated enough to have exchanged or simply just returned their MacBooks. Apple is reportedly looking into it, but we have yet to hear an official statement. If you’re in the market for a new laptop, we’d suggest holding off if you can.
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(h/t The Next Web, photos via Apple + AntonioGuillem/Getty)