Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Said to Significantly Improve Battery Life
A beta update to Mountain Lion 10.8.1 is said to have improved battery life issues with the latest release of OS X, reports Softpedia.
A developer enrolled with Apple's $99 / 80 annual program has confirmed to us that Apple's latest incremental update, OS X 10.8.1, would resolve all the reported battery drainage issues when the final bits are out.
"Until I installed 10.8.1, my MacBook was showing 4h:05m after a full charge," he said, referring to the amount of time before the battery would deplete completely.
"After installing 10.8.1 it's showing over 8h," he said. "I'm now able to use my Mac throughout the day again without having to carry my charger," said the happy developer.
After numerous reports of poor battery performance under OS X Mountain Lion, ArsTechnica performed tests that confirmed a 38% reduction in battery life when compared performance under Snow Leopard.
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