MacBook users looking to squeeze every drop of performance out of their portable machines may be in luck: There are signs that Apple is working on a “Pro Mode,” which would temporarily boost the laptop’s power.
This is according to 9to5Mac, which found references to the Pro Mode in the new macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta build.
The strings in the code paint a pretty clear picture of how the Pro Mode will work. “Apps may run faster, but battery life may decrease and fan noise may increase,” says one. “Fan speed limit overridden,” says another.
It appears that the Pro Mode would be in effect until manually turned off, or it would automatically be disabled by tomorrow – similar to Apple’s Do Not Disturb mode. Read more…