After Apple released a fix for the battery issue that caused Consumer Reports’ MacBook battery tests to go crazy, the organization now recommends Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros — just like all MacBooks that came before them.
The issue originally caused CR not to recommend Apple’s new MacBook Pros after it tested them in December. Known for rigorous testing standards, CR found the battery life on all new MacBook Pros wildly erratic, ranging from 3.75 to 16 hours on one model.
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As it turned out, the problem was a combination of two factors: an icon-reloading bug in Safari, which Apple has now fixed, and the fact that CR turns off browser cache for its battery test, which — according to Apple — is unconventional and does not reflect actual real-life usage. Read more…