Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Dec 2016 20:19 UTC, submitted by Homer Simpson
Mac OS X

Apple clearly thinks the 'time remaining' estimates were causing more harm than good for users, so the new battery life status menu will now instead only show a percentage of remaining battery life, like on iOS devices, which should offer an accurate prediction. The change will be introduced for all in today's macOS update.

Apple claims that the reports of terrible battery on the new 15" MacBook Pro life are inaccurate, and in response, they removed the "time remaining" indicator.

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But won't replace it
by Auzy on Wed 14th Dec 2016 20:38 UTC
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But they likely won't replace it with a graph to help diagnose what's causing higher power usage, or with a way to easily identify which apps are consuming the most power.

That only makes the claims of 10hr battery life more suspicious

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