Leaving the iTunes Store Open on Your MacBook Kills Your Battery Life

Leaving the iTunes Store Open on Your MacBook Kills Your Battery Life

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If your MacBook battery life is draining quickly, check to make sure you didn't leave an iTunes Store page open, warns Kirk McElhearn.

The MacWorld writer noticed that the iTunes Store uses an enormous amount of CPU to simply display a front page, and rotate graphics in the carousel at the top of the page.

McElhearn posted screenshots of his laptop with the iTunes Store open and playing a song at 18% CPU use, compared to just playing the song at 5% CPU use.

Lest you think that a lot of the CPU that iTunes is using is to play that Allman Brothers song, here’s what happens if I switch out of the iTunes Store. Together, iTunes and coreaudiod, which processes audio played by iTunes or other apps, use about 7% of CPU.

Take a look at the screenshots below...

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With iTunes Store Open:
Leaving the iTunes Store Open on Your MacBook Kills Your Battery Life

Without iTunes Store Open:
Leaving the iTunes Store Open on Your MacBook Kills Your Battery Life
Onnier - December 22, 2015 at 6:30pm
Apple days is over , simple , apple said : we don't make many big changes in ios 9 because we focused in fix all errors in iOS 7& 8 . We are in 9.2 already an we still same errors .
Benso - December 23, 2015 at 2:26am
cannot agree more. my iPhone 6 Plus has been screwing up here and there since iOS9. even with 9.2
Lonnier - December 23, 2015 at 4:39am
Troll days are over! Apple would have to be completely braindead to give up like that, but what are the odds after the effort they are still putting effort into compared to past versions? iOS 9 has done some serious work even by ram standards.
joshWUa - December 22, 2015 at 1:51am
Duhh??? It also happens for iPhones
. - December 22, 2015 at 3:05am
I've tried it and doesn't really decrease my battery that fast.
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