According to new information found in macOS Catalina beta code, Apple may be preparing to launch a new ‘Pro Mode’ for MacBook users that’ll increase performance at the cost of battery life. Here’s everything we know so far.
This string of code was found in macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta that was released back in December to developers:
It seems like ‘Pro Mode’ will essentially override any energy restrictions or fan speed limits that macOS currently has in place. The feature seems to work similar to toggling “Do Not Disturb” or “Automatic Graphics Switching.”
The code also says that activating the feature will allow your MacBook to “run faster, but battery life may decrease and fan noise may increase.”
There’s currently no information on when the feature will be coming, or what MacBooks it will support. We will know more when the feature does make it to the upcoming 10.15.3 update, or if Apple decides to scrap the project.