• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Batteries are the worst

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    Like everybody else here, my MacBook is just over a year old and I need a new battery. Come on Apple step up do the right thing and replace these bad batteries and make a better one.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Linux here I come...

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Yeah, these batteries are the pits! Less than a year old and stone dead. Sudden death in a battery simply isn't acceptable at the rate it seems to be happening given all the other posts.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened?

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I've had my Macbook for just over a year. I love it but was puzzled when the battery stopped holding a charge. Now I read the other reviews I see this is a reoccuring problem. Apple - you need to fix this to make sure your customers come back to you for thier next computer!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Battery

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    Dissatisfied Dissatisfied Dissatisfied
    Can not believe the battery failed in less than a year completly unsatisfactory.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1400 cycles+

    • Written by from Madison

    Maybe I have a low expectation of batteries these days, but I'm giving this battery 5 stars for doing exactly what it promised to and then some. I've had my Macbook for nearly 4 years now. My first battery died after two; I put this laptop through it's paces. It's turned on virtually as long as I am. I keep the screen brightness high and don't use a screensaver or energy saving software.

    The capacity has definitely lessened, but I am at over 1400 cycles after two years of use and can still get a solid 2 hours off my battery while running multiple programs and streaming video. All I've had to do is stick to their suggestion of powering all the way up and not beyond that and then allowing the battery to completely drain. Considering Apple would've told me to replace my battery 800 cycles ago, I can't complain; I'd happily buy a replacement battery now but I can see this one easily lasting another few months or a couple hundred more cycles.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 Years!!

    • Written by from Morrice

    Honestly, I bought my Macbook the summer of '06 and never have used the battery properly. I always have it on the absolute brightest and never let it drain completely and not until now... 4 YEARS later does it die. I think that that is pretty darn good. Now that I know how to "properly" use a battery, let's see if I can make it 10!! It totally is worth the money. I mean common, you know what you are getting into when buying a Mac. It's expensive, but it's SO much better and SO worth it!

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good battery

    • Written by from Surrey

    Used for 1 year, 598 cycles, and averages around 1hr 45min. Health is 63% so i think its okay.

    21 of 29 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

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    my rechargeable battery does not work

    • Written by

    I have buy a 13-inch macbook (white) in last May. It did not work the day before yesterday when I found that I can not turn on the computer without using AC adapter, and the machine could not find rechargeable battery when using AC adapter, and of course the battery can be charged up.
    I have read the news that the consumers can get a new battery when their battery has problems like I described above. Ok, I have one question that whether I can replace one new rechargeable battery for free?

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad...

    • Written by from Edmond

    I have an original (Gen. 1) MacBook and from day one I was careful about how I let my battery charge, and by last october I had 500 cycles with 80% health. Then I sent it to Apple to get my screen fixed and they replaced it! Life's pretty good.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!! Not very good Product life...

    • Written by from Rochester

    I bought my macbook almost 18 months back. The battery life I used to get that time used to be 3-4 hrs as I'm a heavy user. Then around 6 months back I upgraded my ram from 1GB to 2GB. The battery life initially went down to 2 hrs and now its 1hr. I have no idea how this happened but know for sure its because of not charging fully and then discharging fully. So from now on I'll charge my battery fully until it shows battery charged and then discharge it fully until I get a battery low message. This should definitely improve the battery backup I'm getting. There are technical reasons for this phenomenon....

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook battery

    • Written by from Ajax

    Obviously there is a problem with these batteries, Apple should be replacing them free of charge. I am one of the lucky ones and got a year out of mine.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Battery Ever

    • Written by from Oviedo

    While I love my MacBook, I can't believe the utterly horrible battery that it uses. After 14 months, my battery suddenly died. It gave no signs of failure, it just suddenly stopped working. Apple seriously needs to fix this problem. I will not buy a future mac laptop unless they fix their battery issues. My last laptop was an HP and the battery lasted 3 years. If they can't make a battery that lasts longer, they need to reduce the price significantly. Paying over a hundred dollars every year to keep my laptop functional is ridiculous.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Stinks

    • Written by from New Haven

    I Bought my macbook about a year 1/2 ago now and My 2nd battery, just died yesterday! This stinks, make a better battery!

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deficient in quality

    • Written by from Charlevoix

    My MacBook battery refuses to accept a charge although it is only 8 months old. Although I usually power the MacBook with ac, I also let the battery fully discharge once a month (or more frequently). I love the iPods, iPhone, iTV, etc., but I think Apple needs to remember that it started out as a computer company. The past 2 or 3 Macs I have bought definitely are not up to the quality level that I had gotten used to with Apple (I have been a Mac user since '88). This defective battery is a prime example.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    New battery after only a year and a half.

    • Written by from Aurora

    I am having to replace my battery in my laptop that isn't even a 18 months old. I don't even use this for work, so I'm only on it 3-4 hours a week. I bought this laptop to replace my Dell. That battery lasted for more than 4 years with even more use since I used it though school.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless but pricey

    • Written by from Temple

    Less than 1 year of life on each of our 3 batteries. Hope the 4th time is a charm, but doubt it.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death

    • Written by

    Stone Cold Dead. Like GG (below, Aug22), mostly used on the adapter. Battery still holding 4hrs, and I regularly ran it down as instructed. Completely sudden death. Battery just plain broke after 18months. Correlation between predominant AC use and sudden rechargeable death?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is terrible

    • Written by from Verona

    My MacBook is about 18 months old now and the battery is absolutely terrible. It wouldn't be so bad if the battery gauge would tell me what I REALLY have left in terms of power. It's great when I'm sitting in class after 15 minutes and the battery life says "1:18" and it dies a minute later with no warning. Apple seriously needs to address this issue.

    21 of 30 people found this useful