• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What can I say about Mac Batteries... they're great balloons!

    • Written by from Colchester

    Currently on the 4th battery since purchase of my MacBook Pro new in 2006! The batteries are good when they work but at the price Apple charge for them I'm disappointed they do not come with a length of string to hold on to them when they inflate like a balloon. Now seriously, I can accept a battery naturally depleting to at the end of its life but to expand like they do when they come to end of life is just unacceptable. Very disappointing from an expensive 'supposedly' quality product. Oh and even my Late 2011 MacBook Pro battery has got a bump on it now despite it registering good health! This bump now interferes with the track pad rendering 'click' inoperable... Come on Apple sort it out!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd battery in 3 years

    • Written by from london

    A really bad joke... my computer does not leave my desk and run charger most of the time. My battery don't last more than 1 year. after a while they keep discharging and the prompt of low battery doesn't come on and the computer just die... which is obviously very bad for the hardrive. And of course it's £100 every time.
    Nice on Apple!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Supernova Battery

    • Written by from LONDON

    And here we go again! 3rd MBP 17" in 4 years. I have a few Apple products (Apple TV, iPad (1st, 3rd and 5th gen) iphone5 plus 2013 iMac 27inch 3.4GHz, so as you've guessed I'm a Mac Fan). But the battery in my MBP is awful.

    After 13 months of use I returned from a weeks holiday to find the battery forcing it's way out of the casing. It's split wide open exposing the silver cells inside, plus it distorted the MBP.

    Yes I know rechargeable batteries don't last for ever, but no other Apple product (which requires batteries) has shown such a dangerous design flaw, Apple you really need to sort this out, its DANGEROUS!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An expensive disappointment

    • Written by from WITNEY

    I put a new one of these in a 7-year old MacBook Pro (17-inch) 2.16 Core Duo just 5 months ago when the original battery started to report the 'Service Battery' condition. After only 107 charge cycles the new battery now registers 100% charge but shows an amperage of zero and will no longer power the MacBook. The battery status menu says 'Service Battery' already, so this new one has gone kaputt already.

    I didn't dispose of the old battery, which lasted more than 6 years before it began to report the 'Service Battery' message after 650 cycles, so I've put that one back in the MacBook, charged it up and it's fine. A real workhorse battery.

    I expected at least as good service from the new battery, and have to say that a £100 battery that lasts only 5 months and 107 cycles before going belly up is a very poor show indeed.

    This seems typical of the current supplies of this particular battery, and it really isn't good enough. Five stars for the original battery, which is back in the computer and once again allowing me to transport my trusty MacBook. But the minimum of one star only for the new battery purchased here which is dead after only 5 months.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another swollen battery

    • Written by from Basingstoke

    Now need to order my 3rd battery in 5 years.
    It's a complete DISGRACE. And at £100 a time, I feel I'm being mugged by Apple for their own incompetence.
    Although working (at the moment) the current one has now swollen and is preventing me from clicking the trackpad button properly!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh dear Apple, You Fail!

    • Written by from DUMFRIES

    Yet another swollen battery, about to order my fourth. Apple have been quite good at fixing other issues will all the mac products I've owned over the years, but on this they have failed, deciding to ignore the problem. I've tried 3rd party batteries too, but no luck there either...please don't make me buy a PC.....

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive poor performance

    • Written by from Chatham

    Apple please regard all the negative comments about batteries here. I add my complaint that I am now having to purchase my 3rd battery in 4 years. My previous MacBook Pro had no problem with the battery. It lasted 5 years until thieves got hold of it. May be it is still going strong, but at over £100 could you give a battery that has a bit more life. This is very poor service from expensive kit

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off Batteries!

    • Written by from STOCKTON-ON-TEES

    Going into my 3rd one! Just a rip off!!!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warp Factor 2!!

    • Written by from Quorn

    Never come across quite such a rubbish battery before! On my 3rd battery now, both the previous ones warped and buckled - actually deforming my macbook pro casing. Not impressed, but as I can't find an alternative I'm having to by another.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    shortlived useless battery

    • Written by

    I am 80 and love my MacBookPro..........ie other than the battery.

    I am not a heavy user but the battery (my second) has been getting very hot.
    It has now expanded out of its case......useless.......computer wobbling

    Ineed a reliable battery as I cannot afford to keep replacing them.

    Please advise me what to do

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    • Written by from Enniscrone

    Third battery in four years - previous two had the swollen battery problem, which Apple ignores, This battery is a few weeks old, has had only 4 charge cycles and already the health is down to 35% and the 'Service Battery' indication has appeared. Dreadful product, very poor Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd battery in 4 years - Useless

    • Written by from Dublin

    The good thing about Apple products is that most the parts originate from the one company, when compared to a PC. This usually results in a more stable computer. The downside is that when there is an obvious design flaw in a part you are stuck with continuously replacing with another inferior part. This is my 3rd battery I am about to buy for my 2007 macbook pro. They all ended there lives with the swollen issue. The last battery only last 14 months, convenient for Apple that they only come with a 12 month warranty. This last battery had only cycled around 280 times, well under what Apple say it should have done prior to requiring replacement. I have known about this design flaw for years so I was expecting it. To anyone else who this might be your first battery replacement start saving for the next one now.

    All the reviewers who praise this product obviously work for Apple as one look on the Net will confirm this, this battery has a design flaw.

    They did have a replacement program for a while but they have stopped that, greed must of got the better of them.

    This product is a "lemon", a joke, and Apple should admit so.

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swollen Battery - again!

    • Written by from LONDON

    Am now onto my third battery in four years, after the previous two became swollen, went to the Apple Store and complained bitterly and made a huge fuss (just as I had when the second battery failed) and now have another battery.
    After searching 'How to Extend the Life of Your MacBook Pro Battery' online, I found a few articles about Mac batteries, it seems that the notebooks are cooking them to death!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swollen, again

    • Written by from Kastrup

    This is the 2. time such a battery is swollen for my macbookpro :-( So, this is the 3. battery Apple sells. "Smart" thing Apple.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year and that's it!!!

    • Written by from HCM

    The original battery has worked for approximately 2.5 years and it suddenly exploded. Had to buy a new one and it lasted no more than 1 year :)

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life is no fit for purpose

    • Written by from ALRESFORD

    My battery for the 17" mac book pro has lasted 2 years - it is appalling considering the expected life of the other parts. They should last 3-5 years, come on Apple you don't need to be so cheap.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't recommend this battery to my worst enemy

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    The battery that came with my computer didn't last long so I put it down to bad luck and bought a replacement and now after around 2 years of use a full charge will get me less than an hour.

    Only today I checked the time when I switched on the computer and it has gone from 100% - 3% in 48 minutes.

    I have rated this one star and that in itself is being generous I think considering the price and how quickly they drain of all their power

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad battery

    • Written by from København

    My second battery in 4 years just popped like a popcorn.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    226 load cycles - 60% capacity - plus swollen!

    • Written by from KØBENHAVN S

    Apples response: That's perfectly normal and well within acceptable range.


    WORST BATTERY EVER! The battery is 2,5 years old has 226 load cycles and is at around 60 percent capacity, it hasn't been used that much compared to my previous batteries.

    My Powerbook 12" got 600 plus load cycles and was at 36% capacity before I changed it and never started to swell.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swollen Battery

    • Written by from Dublin 6

    Replacement battery is two months past warranty and no longer works. Thanks for making an expensive product €278 (€139 x 2) more expensive :)

    10 of 10 people found this useful