New MacBook Pro Fails to Receive Consumer Reports Recommendation Due to Battery Life Problems [Video]

New MacBook Pro Fails to Receive Consumer Reports Recommendation Due to Battery Life Problems [Video]

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Consumer Reports has announced that the new MacBook Pros fail to receive its recommendation due to some pretty severe battery life issues.

The company tested Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. All three machines were bought at retail.

Despite stringent controls, battery life tests varied wildly from one trial to the next.

For instance, in a series of three consecutive tests, the 13-inch model with the Touch Bar ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.75 hours in the second, and just 3.75 hours in the third. The 13-inch model without the Touch Bar worked for 19.5 hours in one trial but only 4.5 hours in the next. And the numbers for the 15-inch laptop ranged from 18.5 down to 8 hours.

Consumer Reports says those were just a few of the results and they tested battery life on the laptops repeatedly.

Interestingly, Apple recently removed the battery life remaining estimates in macOS Sierra claiming that they were 'unable to keep up with or provide accurate information for users on the newest machines'.

Data from the tests was shared with Apple but the company has yet to comment. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Bigblackjoe - December 24, 2016 at 8:42am
Worth mentioning, "For great product innovations, you need great visionaries and not great managers passed out from great business colleges. Managers should stick to commercial and management aspects and not lead innovations" Phil Sch I don't see and have never seen any sparks from you regarding innovations, time you get into the back sit, and let some else take over"
Bigblackjoe - December 24, 2016 at 8:30am
It's good that I opted and bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Apple needs to get back on innovation and stop this minor speed bumps and marketing gimmicks to lure new buyers, its not working Apple! Your existing clients are either disappointed with new launches and prefer to stick to their existing devices. I don't see that spark in Apple anymore ... hope it's not the beginning of the end for worlds biggest tech company as yet !!!
Yo - December 23, 2016 at 8:45pm
19 hours?!? That's a crazy long time. Wonder how they managed that
Really? - December 23, 2016 at 6:25pm
They need to acknowledge the problem and fix it, this is getting ridiculous. 15 in. Is $2300 minimum and this is what you get? I'll stick with my 2015 13in for now.
ottifant - December 23, 2016 at 4:49pm
Battery Gate! LOL!!
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