Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro lineup making the Pro lineup more powerful. The upgrade offers a lot of updates under the hood, from high-end Intel Core i9 CPUs to larger drives to displays that automatically adjust their color temperature.
Apple’s MacBook Pro CPU Throttling Software Fix
There have a lot of problems raised with the new MacBook Pros. One of the most common ones was CPU throttles up and down wildly under exactly the kind of high-end workload these Pro-level machines meant for.
Apple acknowledges the issue saying a software bug caused the problem and a MacOS update is that’s needed to fix it. Well, many users had downloaded and installed the new software fix and seen a significant change, and the issue seems to be resolved.
Here Is How To Install The Software Fix
Before we begin, do note; the problem (and the fix) only applies to the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro that Apple announced on July 12. Moreover, the 13-inch MacBook Pro (without TouchBar), 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air were not updated, so aren’t affected by this issue. Now, here is how;
- The issue fixed update is MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update.
- If you don’t want to wait for it to be pushed to you through the standard Apple menu > About this Mac > Software Update path, or it can be downloaded directly at this link.
- Once the file is downloaded, open it, follow the prompts and install the package within.
- You’ll be prompted to restart when the installation is complete.
- That’s it! Pretty nimble eh?
Well, as mentioned above this update should fix the throttling issue and many users have already claimed the fix. Again, this update is just for the people who bought the new 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro laptops with Intel’s eighth-gen CPUs.