This blog is going against all experience all around the internet.
Apple throttles the cpu when the battery is very low.
I have a perfectly working 2012 model MacBookAir, however the battery is 0 percent. Bettery is completely dead.
I will never replace this battery. I have a new M1 MacBook Air but I want to keep using the old intel Macbook air once in a while. I just want to run WindowsXP with Parallels on it. It is ultra slow because the battery is 0%.
It is so stupid not being able to disable this throttling feature.
Disconnecting the battery does not fix this problem.
You have to connect a battery that will report the battery limit being high, that is the stupid Apple solution.
So the title of this threat is quite proper and needs to be solved.
Just like the thread title is asking, I would like to trick my MacBook into thinking it has a battery connected (and with a reported battery level being high)
By the way, there is a hack to force the computer to think it is a desktop model but it doesn't work with every model.
Apple also updates their computers firmware with an OS upgrade. Back in the day, the firmware upgrade used to be a separate update file, but for some time now it is hidden in the OS upgrade setup and you can not not-install it. When you upgrade the firmware, it also changes the fan speed/temperature curves so your computer starts to run hotter. Which results in a slower running computer. You will have to use a third pary tool with custom fans speed/temperature curve to fix that issue.
So you see, Apple cripples their old hardware with many ways.
This is forced obsolesence.
"There's no performance drop whatsoever if you disconnect the battery on the Mac". This comment is completely wrong...