Consumer Reports reluctant to recommend the new 2016 MacBook Pro after the product shows vary performance on its battery life. They have tested the new MacBook and it shows inconsistency results from 3.75 hours up to 19.5 hours battery life. The test is conducted by setting the monitors at uniform brightness at 100 nts and download series of 10 web pages until the batteries ran out.
A laptop’s battery life may vary from one trial to another by less than 5 percent. However, the widely disparate figures we found in the MacBook Pro tests, an average wouldn’t reflect anything a consumer would be likely to experience in the real world. Battery life is an important attribute for a laptop, and it represents a significant portion of our overall score… After factoring together our complete test results, Consumer Reports finds that all three MacBook Pro laptops fail to meet our standards for recommended models. Jerry Beilinson, Consumer Reports.
It is the first time in Apple’s product history; they failed to achieve recommended ratings from Consumer Reports. Apple on the hand had responded back through their Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller. Apple said they would work in close collaboration with Consumer Reports to iron out the inconsistencies between the testing methods and results.
Working with CR to understand their battery tests. Results do not match our extensive lab tests or field data – Phil Schiller
I do not whether Apple is going to identify the problem on the MacBook or they will be focusing more on how the Consumer Reports should run the test. But with this latest report, Apple should try to improve the quality of its product. Blaming other people will not resolve their problems in future. It is because once the real users using any of their products and found problems but they still failed to listen, consumers will look for other alternatives to complete their day to day activities.