Last week, we heard about the throttling issue plaguing Apple’s newly unveiled MacBook Pro. Thankfully, Cupertino is on the case and is addressing the issue with a fix already.
In an upcoming MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update, the company is fixing the bug which impacted the thermal management system of the laptops, causing their clock speeds tobe much lower than anticipated under heavy load.
An Apple spokesperson in a statement released to CNET said,
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.
Further, after apologizing for the mishaps, Apple claims that customers can expect up to twice as much speed on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, with the 15-inch variant seeing performance rise by up to 70%. Users only need to download the latest MacOS update from Apple’s website if they own the new MacBook Pro.
The problem isn’t too widespread as it only concerns the newly-unveiled MacBook Pros with Core-i9 which were unveiled be Apple around 2 weeks back. The issue was noticed by users and reviewers almost immediately, in particular by the popular YouTuber Dave Lee.
Apple hasn’t commented as to how exactly this digital key affects the laptops. It is good to see though that the issue isn’t hardware-based as some had feared. With the update available for users, it will likely be the end of this news soon.