Consumers Reports Now Retesting MacBook Pro After Apple Finds “Bug”

It seems that Consumers Reports has now decided to retest the new MacBook Pro after their original tests led to it to be not recommended by the magazine. Then refusing to retest them after Apple complained. Here’s why:

We communicated our original test results to Apple prior to publication on Dec. 22 and afterward sent multiple rounds of diagnostic data, at the company’s request, to help its engineers understand the battery issues we saw in our testing. After investigating the issue, Apple says that the variable battery performance we experienced is a result of a software bug in its Safari web browser that was triggered by our test conditions.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with Consumer Reports over the holidays to understand their battery test results,” Apple said in a statement. “We learned that when testing battery life on Mac notebooks, Consumer Reports uses a hidden Safari setting for developing web sites which turns off the browser cache…. We have also fixed the bug uncovered in this test.”

Okay. I guess we’ll have to see what the result of the retest is. I am a bit dubious of this response by Apple because These computers come with macOS Sierra and a lot of MacBooks and MacBook Pros run macOS Sierra. I don’t hear about non 2016 MacBook Pro users complain about battery life. I only hear about users of the 2016 MacBook Pro complain about battery life and I have seen for myself. If that is not the case, please correct me. Thus if Apple did find a bug that accounts for this, I have to wonder if there is more to it than what they shared.

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One Response to “Consumers Reports Now Retesting MacBook Pro After Apple Finds “Bug””

  1. […] the fix that Apple spoke of clearly worked. At least for Consumers Reports. But I am still hesitant to give […]

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