Is Apple's Mountain Lion causing big battery drains?

Apple launched the latest major software update to its Mac OS last week with OS X 10.8, better known as Mountain Lion. Apple later said that the update had already been downloaded three million times in its first four days. But is there a big software bug with the update that Apple missed?

That's the question that some Macbook Pro and Macbook Air users would like an answer for right now. Ars Technica reports that soon after the launch of Mountain Lion, many Apple laptop owners wrote posts in the company's support forums, stating that since they installed OS X 10.8 they have seen their battery life take a massive hit.

Some owners have said their battery life is now almost half of what was promised for Mountain Lion. A few users claim they can actually see the battery life graphic go down as they use their laptops.

After receiving no response from Apple last week, the company has finally started contacting laptop users who have reported the battery drain issues this week, asking them for system information and activity data. So far, there's no word on what might be causing this problem or how widespread the issue might be among Macbook Pro and Air owners.

Source: Ars Technica

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