Apple finally addresses CPU throttling issue on new MacBook Pros
July 25, 2018

Releases supplementary update for the ‘bug’.

If you are one of the early adopters who has churned out money to get the top tier 2018 MacBook Pro, you may have already heard about the throttling issues that was highlighted by a few YouTubers a couple of days ago.

The issue pertains to the throttling that happens on the 15-inch MacBook Pro that’s powered by the six-core Intel Core i9 processor. It said that it can’t reach its full speed because the notebook throttles it so it won’t overheat.

Apple was quiet that past days but they’ve finally addressed the issue through a statement and will be issuing a supplemental update to fix the throttling.

A statement to 9t05Mac from Apple 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. A bug fix is included in today’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update and is recommended. We apologize to any customer who has experienced less than optimal performance on their new systems.”

The update should start rolling out to users everywhere and hopefully, it will fix the throttling problem so you can enjoy the full power of the Core i9 processor on the MacBook Pro.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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