The Apple Rechargeable Battery for 15-inch MacBook Pro is a 60-watt-hour lithium polymer battery.
Ratings & Reviews
Cycle your Battery
If you follow the instuctions in the manual, and cycle your battery once a week. You can get about 4 to 5 hrs of battery life out of your mac book pro. i tried cycleing the battery and it really works and restores the batteries life. But the key is you have to do it once a week. …
- Written by Charles D from los angeles
4846 of 5934 people found this useful
Dead, dead, dead battery !!! :-(
I bought my MacBook Pro on August 2006 and my battery crashed on November 15th. I like very much my MacBook Pro but the battery is a disaster... …
- Written by Lucie V from Saint-Jerome
3124 of 4397 people found this useful
Battery gets very, very hot, in my opinion, but great battery life so far
I think the battery life is pretty good on the MacBook Pro. I was on a three-hour flight the other day and my Mac battery died rig ht before landing. Other PC users around me had to shut down because of battery issues 45 minutes before. After the flight, I actually had one business person ask me what kind of computer I have and questions about the battery b/c he couldn't believe it lasted so long.
However, in my opinion, this battery gets extremely hot and more so than any PC that I have worked on or the PowerBook I had until I upgraded to this one. So, be sure to wear pants or use a pillow if you're going to use your laptop in your lap!
The design is great for the MacBook Pro and so is the battery, I just wish they would've used a larger fan in the MacBook so it would keep this thing cool. I think it's more a flaw of the computer design and less of the battery, though. …
- Written by Lauren S
1998 of 2825 people found this useful
Expensive battery that doesnt last that long
this is my 2nd battery. i bought this almost 2 years ago. 3 days ago, i went out of city and left my computer open at home uncharg ed. today when i plugged in the charger, turned it on, the status was not charging and showed "replace now". So i couldnt left it for 3 days huh? pftt.. …
- Written by Edward T from Jakarta
2 of 2 people found this useful
Had to replace a battery that died and purchased this replacement. It is almost as bad as the bad battery. Out of the box, I'd be lucky to get 1.5 hours and a year later I hardly get an hour if I'm lucky. Apple told me to let the battery cycle instead of keeping it plugged in, well, I don't really have a choice with that short of life. …
- Written by Sara B from HOUSTON
3 of 4 people found this useful
Holy cow you people are cry babies. I bet 90% of you are constantly using this device with all the bells and whistles turned on. I 've replaced mine once in 3 years and will probably bite the bullet and do it again. If you want a long lasting battery , buy some POS PC. …
- Written by Michael P
4 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
To calibrate the battery:
Plug in the MagSafe power adapter and fully charge the MacBook or MacBo ok Pro battery until the light on the MagSafe connector changes to green and the Battery icon in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.
Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for two hours or longer. You may use your computer during this time as long as the power adapter is plugged in.
Disconnect the power adapter with the computer on and start using it with battery power. When the battery’s charge gets low, you’ll see the low battery warning dialog on the screen.
Continue to keep your computer turned on until it goes to sleep. Save your work and close all applications when the battery’s charge gets low and before the computer goes to sleep.
Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or longer.
Reconnect thepower adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged. You may use your computer during this time. …
- Answered by Kevin B from Greeley
- Oct 31, 2009
- Asked by Diane C from Santa Cruz
- Apr 4, 2013
Yes. I ordered one of these for my 2006 MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo, and the one that came i s exactly the same part (Model Number A1189, 10.8v, 68Wh) as the original battery that came with my MacBook Pro.
I believe this part is used for all 17-inch MacBook Pros, but if you want peace of mind before ordering, simply check the model details printed on the battery in your MacBook; if it says 'Model Number A1189' (as mentioned above), then it's definitely the same battery as the one advertised here. …
- Answered by Nigel J
- May 5, 2013
- Asked by Michelle S from Sudbury
- Dec 26, 2009
Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU o r GPU. So as long as you are doing basic things like e-mail, web surfing, etc you should get decent life out of it. Also turning down brightness, running only 1 program at a time, and turning off bluetooth will all help preserve battery life. Also running it in cycles and using a battery keeper program will help to extend the life. I am a photographer and if I am doing light photo editing I can pull 2-4 hours out of this battery as long as I adhere to the aforementioned guidelines. …
- Answered by Michael S from Paramus
- May 25, 2011
- Asked by Bhushan S from Salisbury
- Jan 29, 2013
Absolutely not...look at the installation instructions...this battery installs in a hole in the bott om of older macbook pros...there is NO hole in the bottom of a 2011 macbook pro.... …
- Answered by D A Steve G from Miramonte
- Feb 19, 2013
I have a 15 in. Macboook 1.5 GH, G4, the battery which came with the computer is about 6yrs old. Can i get a new battery for this computer?
- Asked by Eugene S from Middle Village
- Dec 13, 2012
- Asked by Noah S from Sydney
- Oct 31, 2012
No. The retina MBP has a built-in battery.
- Answered by Mark C from Pinellas Park
- Dec 2, 2012