Jul 24, 2018

Apple Released New Supplemental Update To Fix The Thermal Throttling Issue For The 2018 MacBook Pros

Apple has released a new supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, a software update that's intents to address a bug that caused the new eighth-generation quad-core and 6-core Intel processors in the 2018 MacBook Pro's thermal management system and drives clock speeds down lower than necessary under heavy workloads.


In a statement, Apple explains that the throttling seen in the higher-end 2018 MacBook Pro with Core i9 chip is unintentional, it's rather a bug that's not app specific and affects only intense workloads under certain conditions. Plus, the bug is caused by a missing digital key in the firmware that impacted the thermal management system, and eventually CPU slowdown.

“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.”

If these stands true, then the company's claim of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro to be up to 70 percent faster and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro to be up to 2X faster than 2017 models remain the same after you download the software update, as it will be available for all of the new MacBook Pro users.

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