Yesterday, we reported here on the site that, for the first time in history, Consumer Reports decided not to recommend the new MacBooks Pro due to inconsistencies in your batteries.
Not least: Their tests yielded absurd results, with autonomies ranging from 3.75 to 19.5 hours, and with Google Chrome doing better than Safari. That is, there is really something very wrong; For CR, this is something in the Sierra machines and / or macOS, but there are those who believe that her tests have not been well performed.
Apple obviously didn't like the news at all.
Working with CR to understand their battery tests. Not match results from our extensive lab tests or field data. https://t.co/IWtfsmBwpO
– Philip Schiller (@pschiller) December 24, 2016
On a tweet, the company's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, said they are working to "understand CR's battery testing" and that they do not correspond to Apple's "extensive laboratory testing" or general usage data that it obtains from records submitted by users around the world.
On Apple's side, the story of removing the estimated battery usage time in macOS 10.12.2 is still very strange. If it really wasn't accurate, Apple's role was to fix it to make it accurate not simply to remove information that has always been on its Mac operating system.
Well, CR got what it wanted: Apple's attention as it did in 2010 with #Antennagate. We'll see what comes out of it.