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Is OS X Mountain Lion consuming more MacBook battery than it should?

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It is only Apple to launch a new operating system (whether desktop or mobile), that some traditional complaints reappear. In the case of the recently released OS X Mountain Lion, a topic on Apple’s support forums has already accumulated over 200 responses on high battery consumption.

In general, it is common to see users complaining “lip service”, without scientific tests or concrete numbers. In addition, it is difficult to characterize a problem when the variations are small, as it involves many factors – including specific hardware components on different models of MacBooks [Air/Pro].

However, in this case, there are users reporting a fall in autonomy in the 50% range – which is absurdly significant. It is no coincidence that Apple representatives are already analyzing the problem and collecting records from these users, in order to seek a solution for future Mountain Lion updates.

Is anyone out there experiencing something similar?

[via Ars Technica]