Since Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 went on sale, it has been receiving different reviews. The new Touch Bar is one of its highlighted features; however, the battery life issue is taking its toll on it. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, finally addressed the growing rage for the laptop’s battery issues.
Schiller posted on his Twitter page that he is working hand in hand with Consumer Report in order to “understand their battery tests.” He also mentioned that results did not match Apple’s lab tests.
Working with CR to understand their battery tests. Results do not match our extensive lab tests or field data. https://t.co/IWtfsmBwpO
— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) December 24, 2016
When it comes to MacBook Pro 2016 performance and display quality, they have outdone it this time. However, in terms of battery life, it will pull them down. According to Consumer Report, they just finished evaluating the laptop and apparently it did not receive the recommended ratings. A lot of discussions were made regarding the MacBook Pro battery life. Apple initially said that the battery should last for 10 hours, however, there are consumers saying that it only lasted for 3 to 4 hours.
Consumer Report tested three models; a 13-inch with Touch bar, and one without the Touch bar, and the third one was the 15-inch model. The 13-inch model with Touch Bar ran for 16 hours in the first trial and only 12.75 in the second one. But during the third trial, it only lasted for 3.75 hours. As for the one without the Touch bar, it worked for 19.5 hours during the first trial and 4.5 hours in the next. The 15-inch model lasted around 18.5 to 8 hours.
The running time of the laptops varied from one trial to another. And that is where Consumer Report based the final battery life score. This is what they have to say about MacBook Pro 2016 battery life:
“However, with the widely disparate figures we found in the MacBook Pro tests, an average wouldn’t reflect anything a consumer would be likely to experience in the real world. For that reason, we are reporting the lowest battery life results, and using those numbers in calculating our final scores. It’s the only time frame we can confidently advise a consumer to rely on if he or she is planning to use the product without access to an electrical outlet.”