• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lifespan

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Have to agree with the other reviews here - this battery lasted me about 1 year before the powered time tails off to under 1 hour under normal use. I treat it well - charging down fully regularly. I'm on my 3rd battery on a 3 year old computer.

    Apple's attitude to batteries in the past makes me extremely worried about buying a new generation MacBook Pro where the batteries are less replaceable.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 yrs and dead

    • Written by from Abington

    I've owned my 15" MacBook Pro since October 2008. It's cycled only 30 times and I get the "check battery" reminder. Now my MBP will not run without the power adapter. Apples creates awesome products... such a shame they cannot make a battery that has such a poor shelf life. I'm disappointed to put it nicely.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead, again. (Apple admit the problem please. be responsible!)

    • Written by from HK

    My 15" MBP is 2 years old now, the first battery die after 4 months. Apple replaced a new one for me.

    However this one died after 1 years later. Only 60 charge cycle! I do calibrate it once a month.

    The max. cap. dropped to 2500 mAH. AND it would sudden shutdown.

    Hay Apple, extent the warranty please. It just not works.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Izmir

    i bought a macbook pro 2008/April and my battery has died 2008/December.. i made up everything about calibrate, carefully using, etc.. but now my battery health is %40.. we are paying lots of money for being owner of the mac but we cant get adequale service from apple company..

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from McDonough

    worst product ever made. after a year the battery will only last 20 minutes and turns off randomly. DONT BUY A MACBOOK PRO IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT THIS. There really does need to be a recall or at least not charge us this much for another battery.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design & poor service...

    • Written by

    4 mo ago the 5+ MBPs my company purchased started shutting off w/ 50%+ of a charge left. A call to Mac-support to have them replaced informed me that although there is a recall going on, and the symptoms match perfectly, they are un-fortunately not qualified and considered 'consumables' b/c we've had them more than one year, even though the problem has been happening for months.

    Each MBP can still charge up to 100%, is considered 'Healthy' and has ~100 cycles on the battery. In addition, the battery doesn't run out of charge quickly, or anything like that. It simply shuts-off (un-cleanly, not "I'm going to sleep now") at specific charge levels (mine does it at 90%, some last till ~70%).

    Despite the effort and care put into the design and construction of much of the rest of the MBP and OSX, the battery seems to have been completely neglected. In the future I'll run OSX, but it won't be on an Apple product. If I'm going to have to pay $120+ for a new battery each year, I'll do in on a laptop that doesn't cost $2000+.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 inch battery is a 16 month dud

    • Written by from Fremont

    Upon scanning the reviews on the site I figured i'd too add to the data points. My mac was bought march 2007, and i've purchased 4 batteries - all 4 are showing a 30 percent usage hit to them - 4 batteries lasted me 6 hours on the plane. While I wonder if there's an issue with the macbook itself and not so much the battery, at the end of the day, given the price tag of $129 for a battery life that competitively comes in at the lower end of the spectrum, it's too bad Apple is putting out sub par products.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I concur

    • Written by from Memphis

    I have to lend my voice to the frustration with battery life. I love Apple. I love my MacBook Pro. Even after extensive calibration and tons of time spent on blogs and boards trying to figure out how to help the situation, I really think it's hopeless. Apple: Please improve the battery situation.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what happened to my wonderful macbook pro?

    • Written by from Olympia

    15 months of heaven and now this....it's so hot the metal casing has bowed. i can only work with the power cord since the battery now has 5 minute capacity. what's going on?

    forget $500 telephones and fix your core business.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This battery worked great... until it stopped working.

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Don't tell me about following instructions. This battery sucks. It has stopped working about 5 weeks after the purchase. Having swelled in size, it no longer can operate for longer than 2 minutes (with wild fluctuations in amperage). The worst part is that a replacement is un-available in the parts of the world that I'm travelling. I would not call this a 'road warrior' tool... more like a liability. I'm dissapointed that this beast was 'let out of its cage' without warning. Those of us who operate globally need to have reliable tools. My experience is signifigantly different from my expectations. Perhaps I should re-evaluate my expectations of this product line.

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by

    You'd think that with such a great computer the battery would be better than it is. I've bought 2 within a year and a half. The last one only lasted a few months. This is a serious issue and Apple needs to do better by it's customers, especially if they are exclusive in what they make. I nam disappointed.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ordering my third battery

    • Written by from San Marcos

    These batteries are the worst I have ever used! I am ordering my third battery today, last one only lasted 6 months! if this one goes bad I may have to go back to a PC.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Battery is hoorable

    • Written by from Canyon Lake

    This is going to be my 4th battery. My 3rd one just crashed today and was replaced 6 months ago by apple. i own many apple products and i think they need to fix this battery issue. This unexcepted.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just plain bad...

    • Written by from Houston

    Purchased one of these batteries approximately one year ago to replace the original, and now its dead after 59 cycles. Extremely poor design and performance from it, but replacing the battery is much cheaper than replacing the laptop. Somehow thats not much consolation...

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    #1226 Battery

    • Written by from Ossining

    once again this battery swelled so my pointer & clicker don't work!!

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Battery, Second One That Has Died in a little Over 2 Years

    • Written by from WARREN

    I just thought I'd warn everybody about this product. This is now the second battery I've had in a litlte over 2 years and the battery doesn't remotely hold a charge. As soon as I take it off the charger the entire laptop dies. On top of that, the green LED's on the back do not light up at all indicating very poor health and the laptop even reports that the battery is not installed. The battery worked for maybe 9-10 months and for the price this is a horrible product. I think it's funny that even after everybodys horrible review of this product Apple continues to try and sell it, fail, in my opinion.

    An unahppy customer.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd battery in three years?

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Love the computer sorry I can't say the same for the battery. there's has to be away around this problem.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible battery

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This is the second original Apple battery I have had in less than 3 years. The first battery I had lasted under two years and about 400 cycles. At it's best, it gave me a little over two hours of battery life. The next battery lasted one year and one day (and less than 100 cycles). I contacted Mac and they said that since it was beyond one year they wouldn't replace it (I'd complained earlier that the battery was defective as I never got more than an hour and a half of battery life). Piece of ****... getting an imitation now for half price and hoping for the best. No more Mac products for me.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulging battery/dead battery

    • Written by from Jenison

    Having purchased my first & only 15" MPB in December 2006, I'm just about to purchase my 3rd battery. After I heard about the exploding Mac batteries, I looked at my battery. There was a bulge in the middle of it. With a phone call to Apple, I was sent a replacement ... my #2 battery. (Had to send the original back to Apple.) This replacement battery has never performed optimally. For one thing, it seems like the cycle count hasn't been recorded accurately. Awaiting its death pronouncement, it currently never gets back up to 100%, loses that within seconds of disconnection from power, and shuts the computer down within a couple of minutes. I'm wondering if off brand replacement batteries work any better than these.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Newark

    After a year, I had to replace my battery. Now after a few months, I will have to replace it again because the replacement will no longer hold a charge. I can't believe a company like Apple, with all their technology, can't figure out how to make a battery with a long life span.

    20 of 23 people found this useful