The update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 should improve the performance of the new MacBook Pro.
Several specialized sites have received a press release from Apple explaining that an update is being deployed. After numerous performance tests, we noticed that a digital key was missing in the firmware of MacBook Pro which directly impacts the thermal management system and therefore causes drops in processor frequency.
The bug fix is included in today's macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update. We apologize to any customer who has experienced a decrease in performance. Customers can expect the new 15 inch MacBook Pro to be 70% faster and the new 13 inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to be twice as fast, as shown in the performance tests on our site.
The controversy started last week, when the youtubeur and technology expert Dave Lee shared a video showing that the MacBook Pro equipped with the new Intel Core i9 six curs could not maintain its basic frequency of 2.9 GHz during the export of a video to Adobe Premiere Pro. Worse, the previous version of the MacBook Pro, equipped with the Core i7, takes care of the same task in less time.
Following user complaints, some threatening to cancel their order, Apple reacted very quickly and contacted Dave Lee to reproduce the details of his test. The Redmond firm then found the problem and fixed it. The bug is actually present on all versions of the new MacBook Pro, but it is the one with the Core i9 that was most affected.
Apple also explained by saying that the numerous internal tests, carried out in June 2018, had shown no concern of this type. This bug appeared in certain very precise situations, explains the firm. In all cases, Apple has fixed the problem, so installing the update is highly recommended.