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

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

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

  1. Yes an update is imminent

    66.7%
  2. Apple might recall these machines

    33.3%
  1. Dexter4, Dec 29, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016

    Dexter4 macrumors newbie

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    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

    idark77

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

    Just my concern...
     
  3. hululu macrumors member

    hululu

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

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    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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