Rechargeable Battery - 15-inch MacBook Pro (aluminium)
Rechargeable Battery - 15-inch MacBook Pro (aluminium)
The Apple Rechargeable Battery for 15-inch MacBook Pro (aluminium unibody) is a 50-watt-hour lithium polymer battery.
Ratings & Reviews
The battery life is shockingly bad and a replacement is so expensive. My battery died completely after 12 months! Shame on Mac.
- Written by Hector K from Brighton
208 of 265 people found this useful
Oh dear ....
I got my MBP in late 2008 and the battery, whilst never great, seemed to last a reasonable amount of time at first.
I purchased I got my MBP in late 2008 and the battery, whilst never great, seemed to last a reasonable amount of time at first.
I purchased this replacement battery just a month ago as the old one had completed its life expectancy of 300 cycles and was only lasting around 1.5 hours from fully charged. After only one month and 14 cycles, this battery seems to be nearly as bad as the one it replaced. Today, I've been surfing the net for just 25 minutes, using approx 35% screen brightness, no movies, and that's 20% of my battery gone already. On that basis, I'll be down to reserve power within 2 hours.
Considering Apple claim a battery life of "up to 8-9 hours wireless productivity" on the latest unibody MBP's, isn't it time they incorporated that technology into a replacement battery for the older MBP's?
To sum up, unless your old battery is completely defunct and you've got money to burn, this really is a waste of time, and I'd give it a miss! …
- Written by Stuart R from PRESTWICK
147 of 177 people found this useful
0 Stars for Battery Life & Apple Support
I had my Macbook Pro for 12 months and my battery has completely died. When I turn it on after being fully charged I get 3-5 minut I had my Macbook Pro for 12 months and my battery has completely died. When I turn it on after being fully charged I get 3-5 minutes when it is only idle. If I open iTunes or Safari the computer just shuts off. Can't even handle one app to be open. I rang support for a replacement (within 1 year warranty) and was told I need to purchase one myself. Never have I said anything bad about Apple but after my recent telephone call and being subject to their lack of good service to a loyal customer this "business" has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Sort it out Steve. …
- Written by David H from Cork
137 of 163 people found this useful
Lasted almost 3 years
Stopped charging after exactly 666 cycles :)
- Written by Edgars B from Marupes nov.
1 of 1 people found this useful
We are not impressed
I'm now on my second battery for my MacBook Pro in far too little time. The first one just gave me less and less run time and ther I'm now on my second battery for my MacBook Pro in far too little time. The first one just gave me less and less run time and therefore I bought the replacement, despite the low ratings here on the apple site. The second one is now suffering from swelling problems to the point where it no longer makes contact with the blades inside the computer. Now running on AC power only, since the battery no longer fits inside the computer. If you can live on AC only, do not wast the cash on this battery. …
- Written by Geoffrey M from Holstebro
8 of 10 people found this useful
Had the MB Pro 15" since early 2009 and its been epic. The battery has lasted well, although not quite the life as stated by apple Had the MB Pro 15" since early 2009 and its been epic. The battery has lasted well, although not quite the life as stated by apple, it has still enabled me to watch a film and do work, or nearly 2 complete films off the hard drive.
Up until several weeks ago when the battery info tab decided it was due a service. It was still lasting over an hour. Now 14 days later, it will no longer switch on without external power, i've never had a battery's useful life drop off so quickly.
Since it has lasted so well, and survived harsh climates all over the world due to myself being in the Armed Forces, i'm just going to try a new one and figures crossed for many more happy years! …
- Written by Kevin H from Gainsborough
4 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this battery for the Macbook Air 13.3" Model #:A1237?
- Asked by Michela A from Staten Island
No, this is for a 15' Macbook Pro macbook air batteries are built in and can only be serviced by app No, this is for a 15' Macbook Pro macbook air batteries are built in and can only be serviced by apple …
- Answered by Jack W
if i buy the battery will i be able to charge and use it in ireland
- Asked by Niall B
Absolutely. The difference between the voltage and hertz between the US and Ireland is all taken car Absolutely. The difference between the voltage and hertz between the US and Ireland is all taken care of by the power adapters which are typically built to facilitate both sides of the Atlantic. The only issue you have is the physical connector into the wall socked (Ireland uses the UK standard three prong sockets). But I assume you already have the necessary adapter to counter that. By the time the power reaches the battery though it's already regulated through the adapter....so in essence your battery has no idea and doesn't care about what country you are plugged into. Purchase away …
- Answered by Gar F
Can this be used to replace the battery in a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)?
- Asked by Nicola H
No. Macbook Pro 13" 2012 (A1278) uses built-in battery. They are only serviceable by Apple Genius ba No. Macbook Pro 13" 2012 (A1278) uses built-in battery. They are only serviceable by Apple Genius bar or Apple Authorized Service Providers.
Open System Information by clicking the Apple Logo on top left corner of your desktop while holding down OPTION key. Under 'Power' you will see the health condition of your battery. If it says 'Service Battery' then it needs a new battery. If it says 'Normal' then it could be the logic board. Either way consult to Genius Bar or Authorized Service Providers. …
- Answered by Little H from Mtview
Is this the correct batt for my MacBook Air A1466?
- Asked by Brenda J from Minnetonka
Is this workable with MacBook aluminum (late 2008) which has original battery with part# A1280?
- Asked by Tsun Hang W
yes, this is indeed the same battery.
- Answered by Raymond B from Portland
Is this battery fit with MacBook Pro A1286?
- Asked by Nodir K from Los Angeles
It doesn't. I ordered this and looks exactly the pic. Took out the battery in my laptop and this bat It doesn't. I ordered this and looks exactly the pic. Took out the battery in my laptop and this battery is too small. Battery A1382 is a black battery, I assume for the 2011 15" Macbook Pro i7 model, which I have …
- Answered by Francis B from Daly City