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Apple’s Sierra update ‘fixes’ Mac battery woes by removing ‘time remaining’ estimate

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After the new MacBook Pro came out in October, a number of users complained about the device’s battery life. Apple advertises 10 hours of battery life for all new models — the 13-inch Pro without a Touch Bar, as well as the 13- and 15-inch Pros with a Touch Bar — but some users aren’t getting anywhere near that figure. 

Now, with the new version of macOS, Sierra 10.12.2, Apple has a solution: The company decided to remove the “time remaining” estimate from the battery drop down menu in the menu bar.   

Nothing has replaced the “time remaining” estimate; users are simply expected to rely on the battery life percentage, which is still visible in the menu bar.  Read more…

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