The new Touch Bar MacBooks Pro have been released and, like all (?) The latest releases of the company, came envelope of polemic. One has to do with battery, as their performance was far below expectations at least in the estimated time the operating system provided. How to solve the problem? Finishing the estimate, why!
Sounds like a joke, right? But that's exactly what happened. Apple withdrew its estimate of remaining battery time with the macOS Sierra update 10.12.2 on the grounds that such an estimate was not accurate and confusing more than it helped. That's it: Instead of working on a solution to get the estimate as close as possible to reality, the company opted for the simplest way.
Although it has done absolutely nothing to improve battery performance in macOS Sierra 10.12.2 (at least as the company reported), many users have reported a longer duration on the new version of the system that may have to do with the end of the system. Routine tasks performed by the system after a large data transfer when purchasing a new machine (reindexing Spotlight, downloading / uploading images to a cloud service, among other things). In other words, it may just have been a coincidence that macOS Sierra 10.12.2 arrived and this supposed improvement in the battery.
Returning to the subject, at least it seems that Apple is not satisfied and has tried to open new interesting jobs: Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer (Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer), System Power and Control Architect (Energy and System Control Architect) and Mr. Battery Test / Process Engineer (Process Engineer / Battery Test).
Here's the job description:
Battery Algorithm Analysis EngineerIn this job, you should check out the advanced lithium-ion battery management technology through battery testing and data analysis. You will also be asked to create test plans and perform battery tests. You must process test data to generate static and dynamic models, identify model parameters, and implement various model-based algorithms on different test platforms to evaluate performance.
Energy and System Control ArchitectApple's architecture platform team is looking for a systems architect to develop, prototype, and analyze the effectiveness and robustness of power control algorithms. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who creatively explores solutions and uses data driven analysis to evaluate prototype implementation. The architect will be part of a cross-functional, product-focused system, software and silence development team.
Process Engineer / Battery TestIn this crucial role, you will be part of a new electrical testing lab focused on internal battery testing. You will work directly with the testing team, warehouse team equipment and software teams with internal customers to optimize all aspects of laboratory operations to improve efficiency, quality and production.
Despite the beautiful timingIt's hard to know if these vacancies really have anything to do with the problems of the new MacBooks Pro and the decision to remove the estimated battery time on macOS Sierra 10.12.2. In any case, it shows that we will possibly see improvements in this direction in the not too distant future.