BatteryGate 2: MacBooks get slowed down by Apple when battery ages?
NOTE: I posted this thread on the Apple forum. A minute later it has been wiped out. Coincidence? I don’t think so…
I noticed this on two of my MacBook pros, 2014 2.6 and 2015 2.8. Both must show certain Cinebench scores - 2.6 about ~640, 2.8 ~680.
None of them are even close. 2.6 shows ~550, 2.8 - 540. They are flawless, the paste is new, I even tried liquid metal, and no, they're too slow in any way, anyhow.
But than I installed windows on the first one. And... 660 CB points! Even more than I could expect! And it's running fine, simply without MacOS. That lead my to a thought - MacOS limits the performance somehow. Why, and what could it be? And here is my guess.
Old batteries. 250+ cycles on one, 600+ on the other. Remember the scandal about iPhones secret slowdowns because of old batteries?
I bet it's somewhere close. I now order a new battery and will check it throughly later. But I feel my guess is close to truth. And no matter why - my perfectly functional MacBooks are ~20% SLOWER THAN THEY SHOULD AND CAN (with Windows) BE. I feel it like a fraud, cause the machine TWICE THE PRICE runs just as a base model and even worse. I feel something disgusting here from Apple. Again.
Let's check our machines and compare the scores to what it should be and than look at the cycle count. I think you should discover the same what I did
p.s. My thread didn’t survive a minute :D
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