Mac laptop owners report shortened battery life after Mountain Lion upgrade

Apple investigating, say users on company's support forum

By , Computerworld |  Hardware, Apple, OS X Mountain Lion

If the problem can be addressed with a software update, as "stevo_c" said, that update could appear this month. Last year, Apple shipped the first update for Lion, OS X 10.7.1, four weeks after the operating system went on sale; in 2009, Apple was even faster, releasing 10.6.1 just 12 days after the debut of Snow Leopard.

Unlike Microsoft, Apple does not keep a regular update schedule for its operating system, and does not alert users before it ships bug fixes and security patches.

Apple released OS X Mountain Lion on July 25. It can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99.

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