• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Ingersoll

    I have two of these batteries. They lasted about 1 year with a cycle count of 39. Utterly worthless

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh

    • Written by from Provo

    My original battery lasted about a year and I got a replacement for free. My current battery is now dying quickly. At first I was impressed with how long the battery lasted, but now I'm pretty unimpressed with how quickly it's dying out. I guess I'll get another one before my apple care expires

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent life 4 years then rapid depletion including new replacement

    • Written by from Kelowna

    Used to brag about my 15" Mac Book Pro battery life. Bought new December 2008. After 3.5 years charge would last less than an hour. Just replaced with a new OEM replacement battery and it also depletes very rapidly. I don't know why this would happen.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in Apple.

    • Written by from Moorhead

    I hold apple in the highest regard and promote their products passionately like they are of my own making. But I have to vent about the battery in my old trusty Mac Book Pro that has failed me for the third time. With the newest replacement battery that brings me in the ball park of $400.00 in battery costs with shipping. I have since bought a new Thunderbolt Mac Book Pro which ROCKS!. It is my hope that I am not writing the same disappointing story about my experience with my new purchase.

    Apple,
    It is ok to go back to R&D and demand they make a revision that lasts for your dedicated customers.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I have a 2007 MacBook Pro model A1211. I love my computer, but the battery is complete trash. I've had to constantly replace the battery or be limited to the powercord. I'm actually hesitant to upgrade now due to this issue, and the fact that my hard drive crashed on me a month ago(but 4 years for a hard drive is pretty good I guess). I'm very dissappointed in the quality of the battery Apple put into this computer, hope they've fixed this for newer models.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute scam : FIND A BETTER SOLUTION

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I hate these things. I've bought two of these in the three years I've owned a macbook pro.

    Absolutely terrible and over-priced. Most PC batteries are half the cost and last longer.

    Such a shame to pay a premium for a laptop and then to get nickel and dimed on an over-priced battery.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th battery in 4 years

    • Written by from Victorville

    First battery died after a year. Replaced under Applecare. I had about 130 cycles. 2nd battery died another year later with only 44 cycles. Warranty denied since I didn't have the extended Applecare, so had a choice on 90-day warranty for $99 or a standard retail new battery for $129 with a year warranty. This one is dead another year later with about 50 cycles. At least this one will be a warranty. Thankfully I didn't take the offer to save that $30.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable...

    • Written by from BURY ST. EDMUNDS

    I replaced my original battery that lasted me 3 years. The replacement battery has only lasted 8 months before laptop shuts down without warning at around 50% charge. Currently using old battery again as it lasts longer than the new one... that can't be right! I am reluctant to buy another battery unless Apple addresses this issue, unfortunately there's no alternative.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Lifespan, False Advertising

    • Written by from OAKLAND

    Battery was advertised to provide up to 5 hours of charge under certain conditions (mild web browsing, low screen brightness, bluetooth off, wifi ON). My first battery couldnt even get 4 hours with screen at lowest brightness and wifi OFF, with the charge capacity dwindling to 2.5 hours after maybe 8 months....

    I got a new battery that lived up to the 5-hour charm for about 4 months, then began dwindling heavily...after 8 months, the computer shuts off without warning and barely provides 1.5 hours of use.

    this is a terrible terrible completely unreliable product.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Disappointed with the battery life. After a year and a half mine was toast. I even bought the apple care plan and they wouldn't replace it. Talk about frustrating. Great computer, but when you don't take care of the people who are trying to take care of the merchandise bought from you. It really hurts the overall product.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad battery

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I bought MacBook Prod 15-inch back in 2006 and since than had to replace 2 batteries.
    Basically, the battery doesn't last more than 1 year as it looses 80% of its power. I still love
    my mac book pro but battery wise, this is the worst laptop I owned so far.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead battery

    • Written by from Farr West

    I bought my Mac book pro in Mar 2008, now the battery is dead October 2009. Really you can't make a battery that last....My Dell is 6 years old and still going strong!!!!

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL BATTERY

    • Written by from Lincoln

    The battery that came with my Macbook died within two months of using it. After that they sent me a new battery and that one died after 9 months. Because the replacement battery was only under warranty for one month after being replaced so they would not replace a the second lemon they gave me. So before my laptop was even one year old I went through two batteries and now it only works when plugged in. Now if I move too much and the magnetic plug detaches, it shuts off and you loose all the work you were doing. FANTASTIC!!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Battery

    • Written by from Whittier

    This will be my third battery in as many years. Apple did a poor job with these, with the money I've spent I can be looking at a netbook or something. This thing is awful.

    34 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These batteries need a lot of improvements

    • Written by from Kailua Kona

    I have a Macbook Pro and am getting close to being forced to buy battery #2 in less than 3 years. At the moment the battery has 421 cycles on it but is only reading 50% health. At $129 per battery I find it unacceptable that the battery is 10% of the price of the unit and I have to continue to buy new batteries every 2-3 years. Cut the price or improve the life of these batteries.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this really an apple product?

    • Written by from annandale

    Well, I had my Macbook Pro for like a year now. Ever since I had an issue with the battery. Like all the negative reviews I read here, I have had the same experiences like those users. Now I am thinking of purchasing a new battery, still they have no improvements or whatsoever?

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed.

    • Written by from Glencoe

    Gives you an hour and a half of internet time when brand new. Within 6 months, the battery wont even last an hour when fully charged, even when properly cycled.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SHORT battery life

    • Written by from Green Valley

    Can hardly believe that the replacement battery for my 15" MacBook Pro only lasted one year.
    The battery that came with the MacBook lasted three years. Why does Apple sell such a POOR product to Apple customers? I notice that I'm not the only one who has complaints about this product.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Louisville

    I have had a Macbook Pro since 2007 and I have gone through 3 batteries. The last one I have purchased as not lasted a full year. I'm to the point where getting a new Macbook Pro or Ipad 2 is a better option that getting another battery. I can never get more than 3 hours per charge, even with dimming my LCD screen on a brand new battery. Horrible!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 71 cycles

    • Written by from San jose

    Dead after 71 charge cycles. It lasted about 1 year and 2 weeks.

    25 of 28 people found this useful