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Some MacBook Pro with Touch Bar users are pissed about its poor battery life

Imagine spending over $1,500 on a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar only to find it only has 5-hour battery life.

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Imagine spending over $1,500 on a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar only to find it only has 5-hour battery life.

Battery complaints related to Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are coming out of the woodworks. Apparently, the battery is not living up to the company’s promises of all-day battery life and users are not happy.

Apple claims the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is capable of lasting 10-hours on a single charge. However, all over the web users are claiming they’re barely getting half of that.

Here’s how one customer paints his experience in an Apple Support forum:

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,” writes one user on Apple’s support forum.

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?

This is just one experience, but perform a simple Google search and you’ll see a lot more of these.

The alarming part about all this is that it isn’t clear if this problem relates to hardware or software, although some are speculating it has something to do with the Radeon graphics chip.

Hopefully, Apple is on the case. We’ve reached out for comment and will update the post if we hear anything back.

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