Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Apple convinced Consumer Reports to retest the MacBook Pro’s battery after uncovering an ‘obscure’ bug - Recode

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"Here’s Apple’s full statement on the issue:

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with Consumer Reports over the holidays to understand their battery test results. We learned that when testing battery life on Mac notebooks, Consumer Reports uses a hidden Safari setting for developing web sites which turns off the browser cache. This is not a setting used by customers and does not reflect real-world usage. Their use of this developer setting also triggered an obscure and intermittent bug reloading icons which created inconsistent results in their lab. After we asked Consumer Reports to run the same test using normal user settings, they told us their MacBook Pro systems consistently delivered the expected battery life. We have also fixed the bug uncovered in this test. This is the best pro notebook we’ve ever made, we respect Consumer Reports and we’re glad they decided to revisit their findings on the MacBook Pro.”"
Apple convinced Consumer Reports to retest the MacBook Pro’s battery after uncovering an ‘obscure’ bug - Recode
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