For the first time in recorded history, “Consumer Reports” is not giving the new Apple product MacBook Pro it’s coveted recommended rating, according to their latest reviews.
It seems that latest stock of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops are showing “battery life results that were highly inconsistent from one trial to the next,” reported the magazine in its Thursday review.
Many users complained about the short battery life in the latest three models that hit the market last month, and “Consumer Reports” research and tests on the matter reveal that the lifespan of the batteries had a length from 3.75 hours to 19.5 hours.
“Battery life is an important attribute for a laptop, and it represents a significant portion of our overall score,” writer Jerry Beilinson stated in the review. “After factoring together our complete test results, Consumer Reports finds that all three MacBook Pro laptops fail to meet our standards for recommended models.”
The magazine that Apple refused to weigh in on these test results, but released a statement: “Any customer who has a question about their Mac or its operation should contact AppleCare.”
Apple unveiled fourth generation 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models during a press event at their headquarters on October 27, 2016. The models introduced the Touch Bar, a multi-touch enabled OLED strip built into the top of the keyboard in place of the function keys. They include a sapphire-glass covered Touch ID sensor at the right end of the Touch Bar which doubles as a power button.