August 5, 2012

Mountain Lion having mysterious effect on battery life for some users

Chris Foresman, writing for Ars Technica:

"A large number of Mac users are reporting that installing OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is causing a major drop in battery life on MacBook Pros and Airs. Those users have been posting about battery life problems in Apple's support forums ever since Mountain Lion's launch on July 25, but it appears that Apple is now actively investigating the issue."


This sort of issue crops up with most new major versions of OS X. By the time the x.1 version rolls out about a month later, the issue is resolved, which gives credence to the maxim "always wait for the .1 release."

So wait for the .1 release, already, because no-one likes being a guinea pig.