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Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro model features up to 22 hours of battery life – the longest battery life ever offered in a Mac.

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Both of the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models offer one additional hour of battery life over their predecessors, rising from 17 to 18 hours on the 14-inch model and 21 to 22 hours on the 16-inch model. For comparison, both the M1 and M2 MacBook Air offer 18 hours of battery life, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro offers 20 hours of battery life.

While the new MacBook Pro models have the same battery capacities as their predecessors, Apple says that the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips deliver improved efficiency to prolong battery life and reduce the energy they consume over their lifetime compared to the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips from the previous generation.

Article Link: New 16-Inch MacBook Pro Offers Up to 22 Hours Battery Life – Longest Ever in a Mac
 
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mystery hill

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It is not yet clear if this has been enabled by an increase in battery capacity
14-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max: 70-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

16-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max: 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

Battery capacity is the same as the previous models.

They can’t increase the battery capacity of the 16-inch as lithium-ion batteries above 100Wh have FAA restrictions for flights.
 

Two Appleseeds

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If the new 14” M2 Pro actually has similar battery life to the M2 Air, that’s a huge upgrade over the M1 Pro, old specs be what they may. Gonna need to see some reviews to know for sure. All in all, will be an awesome upgrade coming from a 2020 Intel MBA.
 

flotsum

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That’s impressive. My 14” for sure doesn’t get anywhere near the promised battery life, my M1 MBA was way better.
Seriously! Like is there something wrong with my 14” M1, it has far worse battery life than my M1 air did, i almost use it exclusively in low power mode on battery :-(

Or is Apple just completely full of **** on this subject??? I get like old school 2 hrs of use at a cafe if I’m not on low power mode…
 
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VaruLV

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In EU, yours starting at 2999€... Best of luck, Apple, moving this one. Where I live M1 Pro 16" MBP starts at 2589 to 2790, depending on where you get it, the price hike is even more substantial versus M2 Macbook Air when you consider the starting price of MBP!
Also, it means not much of hope to have decent discounts on M1 Pro/Max spec'd Macbook Pro models, not at least from premium resellers with good reputation, not in my part of EU anyway 😳
 

VaruLV

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Seriously! Like is there something wrong with my 14” M1, it has far worse battery life than my M1 air did, i almost use it exclusively in low power mode on battery :-(

Or is Apple just completely full of **** on this subject??? I get like old school 2 hrs of use at a cafe if I’m not on low power mode…
I played with M1 Pro 14" base config for a week, battery life was around 10-14h, not pushing it but still actively installing updates, software and watching Netflix, regular power mode.
 

mdc921

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Is it possible the additional battery life is coming from the addition of two more efficiency cores vs M1 Pro/Max?
 

bnumerick

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Not true. These machines have fans and good thermals. Nothing in the previous machines came close to throttling. You are confusing with the airs.
That's not entirely true. The 14" M1 Max can throttle in long heavy workloads from what I remember in some reviews.
 

flotsum

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I played with M1 Pro 14" base config for a week, battery life was around 10-14h, not pushing it but still actively installing updates, software and watching Netflix, regular power mode.
Silly me for spending $700 more on upgrades to get a less functional laptop I guess. Kinda looking forward to downgrading to a 15” air if they materialize.
 

Two Appleseeds

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M2 Air: 15 hours wireless web
14” M2 Pro: 12 hours wireless web
Good spot! Both say up to 18 hours in the main specs, but I guess that’s just for watching things on the Apple TV app? I’m calling advertisizing shenanigans. Oh well, we’ll see at some point soon real world usage. Would be nice if it’s still a step up from the M1 Pro.
 

CalMin

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That’s impressive. My 14” for sure doesn’t get anywhere near the promised battery life, my M1 MBA was way better.

I had a similar experience but then I looked at just how many background apps and tasks I was running on the M1Pro... (clue - it was a lot).
 
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Le0M

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Seriously! Like is there something wrong with my 14” M1, it has far worse battery life than my M1 air did, i almost use it exclusively in low power mode on battery :-(

Or is Apple just completely full of **** on this subject??? I get like old school 2 hrs of use at a cafe if I’m not on low power mode…
Have you checked the battery health?
Even with the most intensive task, two hours is still too little. I think you should ask Apple for assistance. The device/battery might be defective.
 
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