Soon enough after Apple presented their newest line-up of MacBook Pro’s, many of the fans opted for the maxed out core i9 version, just to figure out that their device is throttling under normal circumstances. The solution which many of them found out would work was to just put their $6000 device in to the fridge.
Did that kill Apple? Well, let us just say that the internet was just waiting for something like this, there was not a single tech review site which didn’t cover this flop, but Apple has an answer, and it comes as an update.
“We’ve identified that there is a missing digital key in the firmware”
The press release is talking about a digital key which is missing within the firmware of the new device, and an update, which came out just a couple hours ago, fixed this issue.
MacRumors received the following statement from an Apple spokesperson:
“Following extensive performance testing under numerous workloads, we’ve identified that there is a missing digital key in the firmware that impacts the thermal management system and could drive clock speeds down under heavy thermal loads on the new MacBook Pro.A bug fix is included in today’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update and is recommended. We apologize to any customer who has experienced less than optimal performance on their new systems.Customers can expect the new 15-inch MacBook Pro to be up to 70% faster, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to be up to 2X faster, as shown in the performance results on our website.”
So as you can see, Apple claims that the devices will be up to 70% faster, but Dave Lee, the YouTuber who initially found out the problem, made another video to prove it. Check out the results: