Theory on battery life + consumer reports tests

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  1. vyruzreaper macrumors member

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    They had a huge range of battery life results. There are plenty of mixed results on battery life in this forum.

    I have experienced a big variance in battery life too. I have noticed, using apps with TB support drains battery faster than using apps that do not. I do not believe it to be the OLED strip, but maybe something else is working in the background?

    I have gotten anywhere from 7-8 hours to 13-14 hours. The dip is usually when I am using the TB and TB apps.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Test 'exactly' the same way five times. And that means leaving the machine alone, doing the tests at the same time each day, at the same ambient temperature, and removing social media and email notifications.
     
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    I refuse to be a Beta tester/fool for Apple. This is 2 New 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pros I Return a 15 which didn't get anywhere near battery claims. And a 13 which exceeded them But no one told me that 2 of the USB-C ports are crippled at not full speed. So it's like having just 2. Not 4 full speed USB-C ports. I bet very few college aged teeenagers who's parents buy for them realize that. However my 9.7 iPad Pro exceeds 10 hours all the time.
     
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