• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Battery Expanded too!!

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    I thought my computer was broken because the track pad and keyboard was going whack! Then I looked on the bottom and the battery looked pregnant. Apple you should replace these for free or face a possible suit.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is poor quality

    • Written by from bell buckle

    This battery will last, maybe, a year. I have read so many other reviews it is rediculus. Mine barely lasted past the warranty. This is a hit and miss item, maybe you will get one that lasts or maybe you will get one that will barely last past 6 months. I can't believe apple hasn't addressed this yet, why put such a poor quality battery battery in such a good computer? Lucky for apple you have to buy their battery. Good luck.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These batteries last a long time!

    • Written by from DANBURY

    I am currently on my 2nd MacBook battery and am at 573 charge cycles already. I still get 2-3 hours of battery time, even though the condition of the battery is only 'Fair.' When this battery was new, it lasted 6-7 hours. I will replace it again and hope I can get 6-7 hours on the new one. In order to get this kind of life from the batteries, though, it's important to charge and drain fully & calibrate once in a while (which I NEVER did!).

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 13 months

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Wow... this is the worse battery life of any laptop I have owned.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My battery expanded

    • Written by

    I got my MacBook in 2006, and have been using it with the same battery ever since. I'd always leave it charging, and after some time I realized that my battery had actually expanded. So now when I clip it into my MacBook, the base of the laptop is not flat - the battery sticks out like a bloated thumb. Not to mention with the battery in the area next to the touchpad becomes super sensitive - touching it is like clicking the mouse.

    So I guess I have to get a new one.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Necessity for your Mac!

    • Written by

    This is a necessity. If you don't want to be to connected to your power source all the time (making your notebook, a desktop), this battery is for you. 360 cycles or good for a year, that works for me! I definitely don't want my MacBook to become a very tiny desktop. So I got this battery! With about 5 hours of battery life- who can go wrong!

    16 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total garbage!

    • Written by from Hickory Creek

    After about 11 months of use, my battery will not work anymore. I payed $1399 for a Macbook, and my battery won't even function.I sent it in through AppleCare, and their exact words were,
    "Our analysis has determined that although your battery no longer has the capacity to function at a level necessary for the optimum operation of your unit, it is not defective."
    de·fec·tive: imperfect in form or function : faulty

    177 of 213 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    die young

    • Written by from IRVINE

    I have 2 MacBooks because I'm an avid apple fan. However, I am very disappointed in this product. Both of my batteries died little after a year. Now I have to buy 2 more. Hope you have better luck with yours.

    109 of 137 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a quality product

    • Written by from Chicago

    My battery just died after 18 months. Had laptops for the past 15 years and this is the first time a battery abruptly dies on me. I'm used to slow declining performance, but not failure without notice. Unfortunately there's no choice but to buy from Apple. I miss my Thinkpad.

    121 of 161 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery!

    • Written by from LITTLE ROCK

    I use my macbook as my primary work computer. I purchased by macbook 18 months ago. I'm still using the original battery. Each day I use the laptop until the battery is almost completely drained (less than 8 minutes left). On average I recharge the battery 2-3 times a day. I have over 872 cycles on the battery (which is extreme). It still holds a charge for more than 4 hours. This will change if I'm watching a dvd or listening to a cd. But, this is far far better than any of the Dell batteries which I exhausted in less than a year.

    59 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norman

    I have had this battery for 1 year almost exactly. The darn thing has already crapped out!! Now, I have to buy a new one.

    One good thing is how long the battery lasts without having to be recharged though.
    ...but one year??

    63 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    • Written by from Evans

    After 523 cycles and 2.5 years of usage I still have 100% of my battery's life in tact. If you properly charge your battery and cycle it at least once a month you can get years out of your battery. I hate reviews saying the battery lasts only a year and a few days so that you have to buy a new one because it isn't covered under warranty anymore. Use it correctly and you will see that you can get more than two years of life.

    I used coconut battery to get these stats.

    41 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Battery

    • Written by from amawalk

    I don't understand why everyone hates these batteries. I have the first generation macbook and have owned it since Sept 2006, dropped it from my top bunk dorm room bed countless times, and STILL on the original battery. My battery needs replacement now because after almost 3 years, I am at 50% capacity. Charge it fully, (till the green light comes on) unplug it so you don't overcharge it, and run the battery till the computer shuts off. I have over 520 cycles on my battery. Thats pretty good for a battery thats almost 3 years old. Also the new macbook pro is rated at 1000 life cycles so having my battery now last more than half that life is more than what i can ask for. Use it right and it will last you.

    50 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rechargeable Battery

    • Written by from Harker Heights

    I bought the MacBook in May 2007.
    In October 2008, the Battery stoped working.
    It also cracked on the outside.
    I don`t know what kind of battery this is, but it is not worse the price.

    58 of 119 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    never overcharge you battery

    • Written by

    i have had 315 cycles for 17months now and yet, my battery works perfectly 100% health, i think you just need to charge your battery properly, never charge it while its still usable, and most importantly, never leave it charging while u go asleep.

    78 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Deserves 10 Stars

    • Written by from Superior

    I don't know how anyone can complain with this battery. I don't know of many (if any) PCs that have this kind of battery life and longevity. This battery gives me anywhere from 3-6 hours of life depending on my configurations. Not only that, but I've used my Mac daily for over a year and the battery is still running strong. Definitely a great buy. I recommend this battery to everyone

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How can you complain?

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I have had a macbook for more than 3 years now and my battery just now crashed. I use my computer every day and its plugged in most of the time. I think its very much so worth it to spend the $130. (i dont work for mac, im just a happy customer)

    39 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    mac book battery

    • Written by from Scarborough

    I have the upgraded black Macbook with the 160 gig hard drive. I've had it for 2 years & the battery is still holding a charge. If you want you batter to work properly you have to run the battery down frequently until the screen shuts off. When you do this the battery can receive a full charge. Once you laptop is charged, use it on the battery, don't leave it plugged in.


    65 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another consumer tragedy from Mac imperialism

    • Written by from Bar Harbor

    This is why Mac makes money from bad battery's:

    I purchased a first generation Macbook, August 2006, at a retail store.
    A year later, August 2007, it died. Four days after my warranty expired (I didn't have the cash to buy Apple Care, and getting a Mac in the first place was a monetary based on consumer reports).

    I bought a new battery then and there, another year warranty included. I am not a fool, like some reviewers are making other reviewers appear; I know how to use Li battery correctly for increased longevity.
    August 2008, it died again. Five days after it's warranty.

    Planned obsolescence...?
    Love mac capabilities, hate iCommerce.

    154 of 242 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apparently People Don't Know How to Use a Lithium Ion Battery.

    • Written by from Denver

    Just like most cellphone batteries, this is a lithium ion battery, something that — if you've ever taken chemistry you would know — is one of the most powerful chemical combinations for a battery.

    However, like all batteries it has a power input capacity that when over filled will either melt the battery, or cause it to die over time. That is the same case with this one, so in order to maintain its life and keep it healthy, you have to use all that power you've been flowing into it.

    So if your battery is becoming useless very quickly, it's because you aren't using it for a battery, you're using it as a liaison between charger and laptop, so buy a desktop if you want something stationary.

    Laptops were designed to be mobile. So use them that way.

    157 of 234 people found this useful