Date: Monday, April 6th, 2015, 15:09
Category: MacBook Pro, News, Software, Yosemite
This is what bug and firmware fixes are for.
As nifty as the new 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro is, a number of users have logged complaints about the user interface lag in OS X Yosemite. The lag accounts for slow and choppy animations across functions like Mission Control, Launchpad, launching full-size applications, resizing windows and scrolling through web pages.
A pair of threads related to the issue have received close to 200 replies and 20,000 views within the discussion forums, with some users that previously experienced UI lag offering advice on how to resolve the problem. One potential solution involves resetting the Mac’s PRAM, while temporary workarounds listed include increasing contrast and reducing transparency under the Accessibility menu in System Preferences.
The forum threads cite issues such as five to six hours of battery life in addition to the lag and recommend fixes such as clean OS X installs. In one case, a forum member stated that their 2010 13-inch MacBook Pro didn’t lag this badly on Yosemite and some attention has been called to the Intel Iris 6100 GPU.
The issue seems to be isolated down to the 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro notebooks running Yosemite.
Since a picture’s worth a thousand words, take a gander.
And if you’ve seen this issue on your end, please let us know about your experience in the comments.