Apple with some lack does a major software update and seeded without bringing problems for at least some OS X users, however not many would consider OS X Mountain Lion as “major” release, but it certainly presented many MacBook users with some annoying issues.
Like battery consumption problems arises upon upgrading to the first drop of Mountain Lion (10.8) and with the latest beta build it appears to have restored battery life to OS X Lion levels, as a part of Apple’s continuous hard work in improving the batter life. Which some users found their MacBooks would pinch the battery life like a sip, and though the MacBook Pro’s form factor prevents owners from slipping under the door in alarm, while the MacBook Air was started begening to find itself a new way to occupy.
With the release of Mountain Lion, users were upset to find that battery life had been reduced by over 30%. The recent release OS X 10.8.1 improved battery life somewhat but not to pre-Mountain Lion levels, but still didn’t bring things back up to speed with OS X Lion.
According to the recent reports on battery life issues on OS X Mountain Lion, TheMacObserver has performed a pretty accurate set of tests on the latest build (12C35) of OS X 10.8.2’s battery compared with every iteration of OS X back to Snow Leopard 10.6.8. and shown show battery life returning to approximately 380 minutes with a 2011 MacBook Pro and they saw saw a tremendous increase in battery life, to the point where running time was a few minutes longer than even that of 10.6.8 with 10.8.2 update.
The graph shows the differences between the OS X 10.7.4 and OS X 10.8 is very significant – a reduction of over 100 minutes. The 10.8.1 upgrade offered a twenty minutes or so and you can see from the 10.8.2 OS X testing, things should return back to a normal if once the upgrade finally releases.
The source states that “We must reiterate that 10.8.2 is still a work-in-progress and is subject to change before it is released to the public. We do not know what changes Apple has made to Mountain Lion’s code to account for the battery life increase, or if those changes must necessarily be reversed before release, but we hope that Apple will find a way to preserve the battery life improvements in future Mountain Lion updates.”
If you’re posing with a MacBook and facing Battery issues, then don’t fear we got download links of the official OS X 10.8.2 release as soon as Apple seeds it and rolls out to public.