• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries are No Good

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    Like others here, I too had a battery swell and expand. It was less than a year old and a replacement for a battery that stopped holding a charge. Maybe an aftermarket battery is a solution. Took my bad battery to the apple store and was told, after waiting 15 minutes for an appointment, that they could solve my problem by selling me another battery. I never had these problems with my Toshiba laptops.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expanded and unusable

    • Written by from Rapid City

    I bought my second battery a couple years ago and just found out after 187 cycles that it swelled up and is unusable. Not very good service out of these batteries.

    46 of 47 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


    • Written by from Irvine

    2nd battery now and this one is having the same issue (not charging) after only 38 cycles. I would say don't buy it but if you need one I am not sure what else you are going to do. Good luck.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery is a disaster,,,,

    • Written by

    I got my new battery 2 months ago and now is pretty much garbage, so why you guys don't put more attention to make better batteries? the other brands just work great !!!

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Upset with Apple - New battery lasted less than one year -zero stars

    • Written by from Ballwin

    I'm really upset with Apple and this battery, which seems like it was 'built to fail', requiring people to buy new ones after 6 months to a year.

    My battery not only failed completely - no longer powering my 15in MacBook Pro - but it practically 'exploded' on the inside, with two dents pushing outward on both flat sides of the battery pack. It literally pop-ed out of the casing. This is unacceptable, Apple. This needs to be fixed.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I have to buy another battery once again. This will be my fourth battery in 4 years. These things are just horrible!!!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th battery in 4 years

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I've had 4 of these batteries in the 4 years that I've had the laptop. That is far too often.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Really Bad

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    This battery is unacceptable by any standard, especially Apple's. My wife's (older) Macbook has just as many cycles on it and her battery still lasts at least 2 hours on a charge. I would be luckily if I got 15 minutes. I essentially have to keep my computer plugged in if I ever actually want to use it. Needless to say, I would not buy a new one. Looking at 3rd party options now.

    15 of 17 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-Lived Battery

    • Written by from WILMETTE

    I am on my fourth battery in four years. Fortunately three of those batteries were covered by AppleCare.

    Although I often use the notebook with the power adapter plugged in, I do drain the battery at least once a month as recommended by Apple to maintain a healthy battery. What happened most recently is the battery drained completely and now fails to accept a charge. My overall experience is that this battery design and/or the charging system is rubbish.

    I've found that I can get the battery cheaper by going to the Genius Bar in an Apple Store. This saved me about 30%.

    23 of 26 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.

    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

    only 44 charge cycles

    • Written by from Phoenix

    After only 44 charge cycles my recently replaced MBP battery needs replacing again. Not impressed.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad battery life

    • Written by from Stuttgart

    On my way to the third battery, too. After all that claims and angry people about the battery life in this MacBook Pro, why does nobody cares about? I wanted to stay with that Mac cause it still has the better Nvidia graphic board + is completely in Alu look. Return to the Nvidias and manufacture next generation MacBook Pros with a complete silver look will convince me immediately to buy my new Mac.

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality control and durability

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This is the 3rd time I'm ordering a new one of these. All the other ones stopped charging in a matter of months, with very little use (when using plugged in, I would remove the battery, which would run at slow CPU speed, but at least save the ultra-picky battery.)

    I went to the Apple store to complain about a possible logic board controller or charger problem, since my battery issues have been way too recurring. Nop, it's the battery again! This is the most overpriced, overrated battery in the market today. And all MacBook Pro users are stuck with it!

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from MARSEILLE

    WHen you know the general quality of our mac's, it is impossible to understand why these battery do not work properly. they have a very short life time. The last I bought last only few month.
    What is the position of apple to support its customers ???
    What is the status of the new macbook pro battery ???

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product ever

    • Written by from Iowa City

    Like others, I had Apple Care and they replaced mine diligently 3 times with fresh one. The last one about a year and half, and it reached about 200 cycles and show "Service battery". The battery hold about 2-3 hours, now it reaches 260 cycles and no longer able to recharge, with capacity only about 1900mah. Out of warranty and I doubt that Apple would replace this time since the new one would be the same S... and I'm afraid to buy new one, they are definitely share the same trait.
    Someone needs to bring this to class lawsuit for this type of problem.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Oak bluffs

    I have replaced my battery 4 times now and I am going to do it again today. Apple will not cover this one and it is less than a year old now and lasts 23 minutes and will cost me $120 for a new piece of garbage battery. I love my Mac but this is ridiculous. Get it together Apple, makes it hard to feel good about your products with this problem happening over and over.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor engineering & design

    • Written by from EDMOND

    I purchased my first mac in 2007, a 15" macbook pro. The computer itself has worked fine but the battery for it is a piece of junk. It's been replaced 3 times under applecare for a total of 4, count 'em 4 defective batteries. The last time they had me bring the computer in for repairs but it didn't change anything. Every time when the battery reaches about 100-150 charge cycles the runtime drops to less than half and usually the computer randomly dies when it's supposed to have 15-20 min left. Now my applecare is expired and I have a laptop I cant run on battery for more than 1.5 hours.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor battery

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Bought my Macbook Pro in 2009 Battery is nearly worthless a few weeks after a year. It lasts 20 minutes then dies so it really only works with a power outlet! Now I learn what a waste of money AppleCare is because "batteries are not covered". Very disappointing to say the least.

    57 of 70 people found this useful