+ Reply
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Mac OS X 10.8.1 Beta Said to Improve Battery Life Substantially

is a discussion within the

Mac News

forums, a part of the

General Apple/Mac

section;
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    4,051
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 129 Times in 114 Posts

    Default Mac OS X 10.8.1 Beta Said to Improve Battery Life Substantially


    We previously reported that Retina MacBook Pro users who upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion were noticing degraded battery life. The tests ran showed a 38% decrease in battery life, moving from eight hours of battery life on a single charge under OS X Lion to just five hours under OS X Mountain Lion. It is not being reported by Softpedia that OS X 10.8.1 which recently entered developer testing shortly after the previous report addresses this battery life issue. According to a developer who was testing the beta out:

    “Until I installed 10.8.1, my MacBook was showing 4h:05m after a full charge,” he said, referring to the amount of time before the battery would deplete completely.

    “After installing 10.8.1 it's showing over 8h,” he said. “I'm now able to use my Mac throughout the day again without having to carry my charger,” said the happy developer.
    This developer wasn’t the only one noticing a difference either. According to another report from Apple’s discussion forums, a similar major boost to batter life under OS X 10.8.1 was apparent for others too. The strange thing about the issue is that not all users reported having issues in the first place. Some users said that their battery life actually increased since updating to OS X 10.8 so the specifics are a bit hazy.

    The first pre-release beta of OS X 10.8.1 was released to Apple’s developer community earlier in the month. Documentation that accompanied Build 12B13 revealed its aim to correct a display noise issue when using Thunderbolt but didn’t mention anything regarding battery life. This version will be the first maintenance release for OS X Mountain Lion and usually updates such as this one are generally pushed out sooner rather than later in order to address severe bug issues. Something as large as battery life issues is probably something that would be deemed a high priority but at the same time, it should be noted that the company hasn't specifically addressed the topic in the release or other documentation associated with the test builds being distributed either.

    Source: Softpedia

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand

  2. #2
    My iPhone is a Part of Me hitman10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    I live in a house
    Posts
    505
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 44 Times in 28 Posts

    Oh great.. I was on the phone with applecare for like 30mins trying to explin to them how my battery went from great to crap within 2 weeks... They suggested it was a 3-rd party Shockwave Flash... After reinstalling my whole system nothing changed.. I see this -_-

  3. #3
    Livin the iPhone Life
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    1,139
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 87 Times in 71 Posts

    They band-aide something iOS screwed up, took them long enough.

  4. #4
    Livin the iPhone Life BenderRodriguez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    The Future
    Posts
    2,139
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked 239 Times in 197 Posts

    happy to hear full charge its at 2:30 min, at 97% its at 2hrs
    this is a brand new 2011 mac still under warranty, i was getting 8 hrs before 10.8 i thought something was a miss

  5. #5
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 14 Times in 4 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
    They band-aide something iOS screwed up, took them long enough.
    It's not iOS, its OS X

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts