Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 update to fix battery drain issue, confirms developer

If you own a Mac that is running OS X Mountain Lion, the screenshot you see above means one of two things to you: you either think that it’s a sight for sore eyes, or you’re thinking that it’s a complete lie, as Mountain Lion has been draining MacBook batteries very quickly.

Fortunately, it’s not a lie. It’s a screenshot from an OS X developer’s MacBook that is running 10.8.1. According to him (via an interview with Softpedia), the update has given him considerably better battery life – up to four hours more than he was getting with the initial public Mountain Lion build.

“Until I installed 10.8.1, my MacBook was showing [four hours and five minutes] after a full charge. After installing 10.8.1 it’s showing over [eight hours]. I’m now able to use my Mac throughout the day again without having to carry my charger.”

As someone who has been affected by this terrible battery plague, I’m excited for the .1 update. Generally speaking, Apple’s initial software releases are always buggy. Most issues are fixed by the first update, though, and it looks like Mountain Lion will be no exception. Are you excited to return to a time when you were able to use your MacBook as it was intended – while on the go?

[Softpedia]
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