OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Found to Restore Battery Life to Previous Levels

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Found to Restore Battery Life to Previous Levels

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Apple is continuing work to improve the battery life of OS X Mountain Lion and with the latest build it appears to have restored battery life to OS X Lion levels, reports The Mac Observer.

With the release of Mountain Lion, users were upset to find that battery life had been reduced by over 30%. OS X 10.8.1 improved things somewhat but not to pre-Mountain Lion levels. Now tests completed by The Mac Observer show battery life returning to approximately 380 minutes with a 2011 MacBook Pro.

The big change came with 10.8.2, which is still undergoing developer testing. Using the latest build, 12C35, we saw a tremendous increase in battery life, to the point where running time was a few minutes longer than even that of 10.6.8.

We must reiterate that 10.8.2 is still a work-in-progress and is subject to change before it is released to the public. We do not know what changes Apple has made to Mountain Lion's code to account for the battery life increase, or if those changes must necessarily be reversed before release, but we hope that Apple will find a way to preserve the battery life improvements in future Mountain Lion updates.


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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Found to Restore Battery Life to Previous Levels

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Found to Restore Battery Life to Previous Levels
miha - September 11, 2012 at 9:30am
my mbp 13" 2010 is running now much cooler (5-10C ) on 10.8.2. system processes are lower, whole system is much snapier, but i didnt check battery life yet. but i assume its better
Ammar - September 11, 2012 at 9:33am
whr did u got the 10.8.2? can i get it too :)
miha - September 11, 2012 at 9:58am
on piratebay.. well its for devs, so if you dont mind having problems with your computer go for it. i didnt have any, but i must notice you. its really much better then 10.8.1
Ammar - September 11, 2012 at 5:54am
First off. great site! love the design redo. i have mountain lion but its not showing update i.e 10.8.2
mateen - September 11, 2012 at 5:56am
Hi, 10.8.2 has not been released to the public yet. It is still in beta testing for devs. Thanks for the feedback
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