Owners of Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have been reporting issues with their units not delivering the all-day battery life promised by the company on its website.
Among other platforms, Apple’s support community and Reddit are filled with complaints from customers claiming they aren’t getting even half of the ten-hour battery life that was advertised when they purchased the device.
“I just received my new 15″ MacBook Pro with touch bar. The battery life is horrible!!! I have Safari open with 6 tabs and with 95% battery, I am told that I have under 3 hours of battery life left! I thought these things were supposed to get 10 hours? I ran the battery down in 3 hours last night only browsing the web. I wasn’t watching videos, just browsing. Is there something wrong with my laptop?”
It’s still unclear whether the battery life issue is hardware or software related, however, ZDNet reports that it could be an issue with the discrete AMD Radeon graphics chip. Apple is reportedly investigating the issue, but the company has not yet issued an official statement on the matter.
Several users on Apple’s support community have been returning their MacBooks for a full refund. Have you been having any issues with the battery life on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Let us know in the comments below.