Apple, recently, seeded macOS Monterey beta 8 to developers with redesigned Safari, Live Text, Focus, FaceTime improvements, and more. Now, 9to5Mac reports that the beta code reveals a new ‘High Power’ mode to enhance MacBook’s performance.
Announced at the WWDC 21 event, the upcoming macOS update includes new features and improvements like Shortcuts app, AirPlay support, iCloud+ with Privacy Relay and Hide My Email features, updated Messages, Notes, Apple Maps, and others.
The new ‘high power’ mode will allow MacBook users to ignore power-saving restrictions on macOS Monterey
The discovered feature suggests that Apple is still working on the new performance-boosting feature for MacBook which will allow users to bypass energy-saving restrictions. Reference to the feature was first found in macOS Catalina 10.15.3 called “Pro Mode” which was described as an option to make apps run faster but will impact the battery life and increase fan noise. Now, Apple has renamed the feature as ‘High Power’ mode on macOS Monterey.
9to5Mac has now found references to a new “High Power Mode” added to macOS Monterey beta 8, which was released to developers earlier today. While “Low Power Mode” already exists and reduces the performance of Mac laptops to save battery life, “High Power Mode” is expected to do the opposite by letting users run apps at full performance even when the Mac is not connected to the power.
Based on the feature’s functionality, it can be presumed that it will be released on M1 MacBook models. Unlike Intel processor, M1 Apple Silicon is more power-efficient, faster and the reviews found that even the fanless M1 MacBook Air did not heat up as much as the Intel MacBook Air does.
Apple is expected to launch 14-inch and 16-inch M1X MacBook Pro models later this year, along with the next-generation M1 Mac mini. In 2022, we are expecting the company to upgrade Apple Silicon MacBook Air with a completely new design, advanced chip, mini-LED display, and much more.