Hoping for some solid Firmware updates for the 2016 MacBook Pro - (Non Touch Bar)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dexter4, Dec 29, 2016.


Do you think a near future firmware update might fix any lingering anxieties or will Apple recall?

  1. Yes an update is imminent

  2. Apple might recall these machines

  1. Dexter4, Dec 29, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016

    Dexter4 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2012
    I think apple has to really provide us some good firmware updates very soon. I think this is one of those designs that was rushed (no excuses after 400+ days) to the market. It has some great potential but could have been more refined. A common concern for me is the time remaining shown (iStat menu). It fluctuates like crazy (Even though I consistently get 9 hours on average and sometimes 12+ with super light browsing usage.). Which means there are some underlying stability issues where the software is struggling to keep track of. Other than that it is a great machine. I hope the next 1-2 generations would perfect it.
  2. idark77 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    I was thinking that you can add a third option:
    - Nothing will change until next generation

    Just my concern...
  3. hululu macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2016
    i thought the non touch bar was the one that had the good battery life?
  4. Dexter4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2012
    Yes I consistently get 8-9 hours on average with medium use and 11+ with light use. But the indicators are an absolute *****. It is so annoying/paranoia inducing. E.g it says 53% remaining -> 2 hours. But it actually ends up lasting 4+ hours. I have thus disabled it until Apple's manages to fix its sensors.

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