Tag Archives: Battery Life

Consumer Reports now recommends the MacBook Pro, reverses decision

Consumer Reports has published new results for the Late 2016 MacBook Pro after giving it the “Do Not Recommend” due to poor battery life. After retesting the battery on newer macOS software, CR has reversed their decision and now recommends the new MacBook Pro. The new test was made after Apple discovered a bug in Safari that would cause poor battery…

Schiller: Apple is working with Consumer Reports to understand their ‘do not recommend rating’ on latest MacBook Pro

Earlier this week Consumer Reports said that they ‘do not recommend’ the latest MacBook Pro. This is the first notebook the firm couldn’t recommend due to inconsistent battery life during their test. Now, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller says that the company is working with Consumer Reports to “understand” the tests. Working with CR to understand…

Consumer Reports isn’t recommending the 2016 MacBook Pro

Lots of users have been reporting poor battery life on their 2016 MacBook Pro. Now, however, Consumer Reports is out and has put their own twist on the notebook, and it’s not looking good there either. The firm says the 2016 MacBook Pro is the first MacBook to not reach e recommended ratings from the origination. In the breakdown post, Consumer…

New MacBook Pros have 16GB of RAM max due to battery life concerns

The new MacBook Pros still max out at 16GB of RAM despite its more efficient Skylake processors, faster SSDs, better GPUs, and better thermal architecture. One customer (via MacRumors) emailed Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller regarding the lack of more RAM. According to Schiller, adding more than 16GB of RAM will draw too much power and will have…

Report: iPhone 7 to have slightly larger battery than iPhone 6s

According to a report from Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, the iPhone 7 will have a slightly larger battery than the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The report says the iPhone 7 will include a 1735 mAH battery, and the iPhone 7 Plus will include a 2810 mAH battery, compared to the current 1715 and 2750 mAH battery in the current iPhone,…

Apple says iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus battery life unnoticeable between Samsung and TSMC chips

There’s been a lot of buzz going around about which version of the A9 chip is better, the one created by TSMC or Samsung. Apple heard you loud and clear and this is their response: Our testing and customer data show the actual battery life of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2-3%…

Apple Watch to have 18-hour battery life

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple today unveiled that the Apple Watch will have an all-day battery. It is expected to last up to 18 hours with normal usage. It was also announced that the Apple Watch will charge using a magnetic charger, which will make it easy to plug in and charge as you get ready to go to…

5 ways to save battery in iOS 8

So as we know, with Beta software comes poor optimisation. Take our very own Darren Butz, who managed to use 75% of his battery life in just 3 hours and 10 minutes of usage!   That’s some pretty poor performance right there, and the trend is visible across the board. It’s well known that surrendering yourself to Beta testing leaves you…

How’s your battery life after updating to iOS 7.1? [Poll]

Apple recently released the latest update to its mobile operating system – iOS 7.1. The update brought with it a number of bug fixes and usability improvements but with every issue fixed, another seems to arise. This time, it seems to be battery life. Now, we know the battery life of our smartphone is precious. It’s one of the most requested features for…