Apple confirmed after functioning with consumer reports, that the company has discovered a bug in Safari that caused CR to obtain sporadic battery life when tests the new Mac-Book Positives. The news comes after Consumer Reports made ocean around the internet several weeks ago when it chose not to recommend Apple’s new laptops after experiencing wildly variable electric battery life on the up-to-date models, making them the first Mac-Book computers never to receive a Consumer Reviews recommendation.
Apple is still standing by its publicized battery claims and said that the low electric battery outcome was due to a software bug in Safari’s developer mode that specifically damaged Consumer Reports’ test methodology. Quality seemingly “uses a hidden Firefox setting for developing websites which turns off the browser cache,” which states most consumers would never use and therefore, never face the battery pack life affecting bug. In addition, Apple said that once completely discovered the issue, “We asked Buyer Reports to run the same test using normal user settings, ” and “they told us their Mac-Book Pro systems constantly delivered the expected battery pack life.” Apple is also issuing a software update to Safari to fix the bug.
On the other hand, Consumer Reports says that it may be re-running its battery-life test with the software update in place and update its recommendation after completion. Consumer Reports records that it disabled puffer in Safari for steady testing across platforms.
There is possibilities that after even if Apple’s revise does solve Consumer Reports’ battery life issues, there are still unanswered questions regarding battery life on the new Mac-Book Positives. Despite the claims of Apple that, its own data has not shown any problems, numerous users and reviewers have experienced variable battery life on the new notebooks that the developer setting cache issue doesn’t seem to be to elucidate.