Apple’s Initial M1 MacBook Battery Life Test Results Were So Good It Thought The Indicator Was Broken

Apple’s M1 chips are already making a reputation for themselves as not only being super powerful but also super power-efficient as well. Part of that is some impressive battery life claims, with Apple’s portable machine said to be capable of running for 17 hours when browsing the web.

According to a new report, Apple’s testing was so impressive that initially it thought something was wrong. Apple thought its tests were broken because it couldn’t believe how well the M1 was performing in terms of battery life.

The news came after Apple marketing VP, Bob Borchers, spoke with Tom’s Guide, with the executive saying that the test results were so crazy Apple thought there was a bug in the system.

The most striking thing about the M1 is its battery life. For example, the MacBook Pro lasted an astounding 16 hours and 25 minutes in our web surfing test. The previous Intel model lasted 10:21. That’s a huge difference, and this increase caused more than one double take within Apple.

“When we saw that first system and then you sat there and played with it for a few hours and the battery didn’t move, we thought ‘Oh man, that’s a bug, the battery indicator is broken,’” said Bob Borchers, VP of worldwide product marketing for Apple. “And then Tim’s laughing in the background, ‘Nope, that’s the way it’s supposed to be’ and it was pretty phenomenal.”

It, of course, wasn’t a bug and Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are battery life champions right now. Things will presumably improve yet further when Apple gets the successor to the M1 out the door, likely to be called M2.

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