Apple has made 10.13.6 adjustments in macOS High Sierra that would reduce throttling in the new MacBook Pros. That should make the laptops considerably faster. According to Apple, the throttling was caused by a software error.
Apple has, in its own words, discovered that a ‘digital key’ was missing in the firmware, which affected the thermal management system of the laptops. As a result, the clock speed of the processors in the new MacBook Pro goes down when it is put to work and gets hot.
Tuesday, Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and there would be a solution to the problem. The manufacturer declares this in a statement against The Verge, but does not want to clarify what exactly the error is. Apple claims that throttling only takes place under very specific circumstances and that it had therefore not noticed the bug. The software error would apply to all versions of the new MacBook Pro, both the 15 “and 13” models.
Apple states that the new laptops will be faster than last year’s models after the update. The manufacturer sticks to its own figures, which are published on the Apple website. It states that the 15 “model is up to 70 percent faster and the 13” model up to twice as fast.
After Apple released the 2018 models of its MacBook Pro laptops, videos of users online showed that the laptops are dealing with throttling. The top model with the Core i9 processor with six cores can therefore be slower with heavy workloads than last year’s model with an Intel Core i7 processor with four cores.