The new MacBook Pro may have some battery issues

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Some owners of the new MacBook Pro report unexpectedly short battery life.
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Apple’s innovative new MacBook Pro may come with a battery that is a magnet for problems.

Several owners of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have taken to Apple’s support forums and Twitter to complain that the battery inside the new machine doesn’t last nearly as long as advertised.

Apple touts 10 hours of battery life on the MacBook Pro’s spec sheet. That can obviously vary depending on use, but some users claim they’re lucky if they get three hours of use on a single charge.

One user posted the following complaint on Apple’s forums:

“I just received my new 15″ MacBook Pro with touch bar. The battery life is horrible!!! I have Safari open with 6 tabs and with 95% battery, I am told that I have under 3 hours of battery life left! I thought these things were supposed to get 10 hours? I ran the battery down in 3 hours last night only browsing the web. I wasn’t watching videos, just browsing. Is there something wrong with my laptop?”

Apple offered to replace the user’s machine with a new MacBook Pro. But other users reported having the same problem. It’s unclear how widespread the issue is.

MacBook Pro problems

This isn’t the first controversy to strike Apple’s fancy new laptop. Other owners have complained about video glitches that make the expensive computer unusable. Some MacBook Pros have also had problems with powering down randomly.

Cult of Mac reached out to Apple for comment but did not receive an immediate reply. If your MacBook Pro is experiencing similar problems, let us know in the comments below.

Via: Redmond Pie