Apple believes that the results of testing Consumer Reports, was caused by disabling caching in Safari and waiting for re-tests
As we know, the new MacBook pros were the first Apple laptops that have not received the recommendation of Consumer Reports. The reason was the autonomy of the novelties, which for some reason are too different from case to case, on what had already complained by many users.
The significance of the opinion Consumer Reports is so great that Apple has officially expressed disagreement with test results and offered to redo everything. In chains, there were different opinions on this, but they were very primitive, and testing experience Consumer Reports likely would have professionals not to consider any trifle.
Anyway, in the process of working together, Apple and Consumer Reports was discovered one feature on which Cupertino giant and writes off the ambiguity of the test results. The fact is that the experts Consumer Reports when testing in the settings of the Safari browser has disabled caching. In Apple believe that this aspect influenced the poor results in the autonomy of the laptop. The company has already released an update for the browser, although as yet only for participants of the beta program, and asked Consumer Reports to re-test without disabling, as the average user will not do this.
Consumer Reports, in turn, noted that disabling caching is a standard procedure when testing, so past models, Apple is clearly not suffering from it. It is also noted that when caching is enabled and conducting preliminary tests, the laptops are indeed working on a single charge longer, but full tests are yet to be undertaken.
As for the reasons why caching is generally off, they are rooted in the specificity of the tests Consumer Reports. The fact that the specialists download 10 web-pages and host them on your own server. After this starts the cyclical opening of all these pages as long as the battery is discharged completely. But since there are only 10, caching is disabled in order to simulate typical user situation where every time you open a new website. But if under such circumstances, caching is enable, it will turn out that the browser only once will load all 10 sites and then most of the data taken from the cache, and it does not correspond to the real usage scenarios.
Also, do not forget that users ‘ complaints extend to the autonomy of laptops in General, not just to work in the mode of viewing web pages. In the end, the MacBook Pro is positioned as tools for work, not visiting social networks.
Anyway, it remains to wait for the findings of Consumer Reports based on testing with the updated version of Safari.