• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery performance

    • Written by from Bloomington

    Like most of the other reviews, my MacBook Pro is only about 14 months old and the battery calculates that it has 1:33 left, but it quits in 15 minutes and does it without even a low battery warning. Disappointing.

    54 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good battery AT ALL for the price.

    • Written by from Chestermere

    I bought a new battery for my MacBookPro after having it one year. I have had this battery now just over a year with, so far, a total of 203 charge cycles. I used to get 2.5 to 3 hours out of it, movie watching included, but now I'm lucky to get just about an hour from it.
    Granted 'Mack' is my good friend, 'he' never leaves my side, but I feel with the superior products Apple is putting out on the market at these prices they need to do better with the life duration of this particular battery. One year is not good enough. If this must be the case then put the price down, otherwise I feel bad to even think that they may be trying to milk us for the small accessories that we have no choice to replace.

    53 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing!

    • Written by from Marietta

    I bought my MacBook Pro 1-1/2 years ago and the battery won't hold a charge. It shows it's 100% charged and then quits without warning. Unacceptable, in my opinion! Such a great computer but with a serious drawback. Now that I'm researching the problem, I am learning about cycling the battery. Why wasn't this more clearly communicated when I purchased and set up my laptop? I expect better from Apple.

    54 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying battery performance

    • Written by from Amman

    I purchased my macbook pro in 2007, original battery worked for 3 years. Since then, I am buying a new battery every 11m regardless of the care to use as instructed!! The battery stops suddenly (the current one I have dropped this week from 73% capacity to 16%!) and now refusing to charge).

    It is not only annoying and expensive for an under-perfoming battery. It is also hard to purchase a battery for the older models out of the US!! Apple should definitely invest more in its hardware's performance and availability!

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple & Steve Jobs

    • Written by from Melbourne

    On to my third battery like so many others that have complained... IS ANYONE AT APPLE LISTENING? Have been a loyal Apple purchaser since 1982 -- worse product ever owned. Hope the internal batteries fair better. Apple leadership would be wise to fix this & rebate to its customers. APPLE -- LET US ALL KNOW YOU ARE LISTENING & HAVE A FIX!!!

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quo Vadis Apple?

    • Written by from Rödermark

    this product is a desaster! I would have given no star instead of one if I could. Like already described by hundreds...battery lived for about 15 month. After that the light at mag safe started to do weired things, switched between red and green and no colour at all. Battery shows 40% charge and two minutes later the computer shuts off with no warning. And the whole thing gets very hot! In my eyes clearly a manufacturing error. I complained - but no help at all. So Apple, what are you going to do?

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1st battery was fine, last 4 replacements have failed

    • Written by from Lakeland

    Battery that came with the computer lasted 450 cycles. I was ok with that. Bought a replacement and it failed within 100 cycles, next one was less than 100 cycles, My current battery says replace now and it is at 36 cycles. There is obviously a quality control issue here that should be addressed. For $129 the battery should last a while.

    50 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    • Written by from Seattle

    This battery wont last you long, and the earlier versions would even grow and would not fit your computer anymore. I am ver dissapointed at this product. Not to mention the awful price.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective design

    • Written by from Winter Haven

    This battery obviously has a design flaw. Too many of them develop a problem where they just stop putting out power even though they have a substantial amount of charge left. My original was replaced under warranty and now the replacement has developed the same problem. It's worse than a worn out battery that won't hold much of a charge because with those you get a warning before they die. With these the computer just shuts off without warning.

    Bad Apple. Bad, bad Apple. Could be worse, though. Could be one of those models where the battery is internal.

    49 of 52 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

    What the heck....lousy...lousy ...lousy battery!

    • Written by from Pierrefonds

    What else can I say... Apple machines are great, they are expensive too...but when you get what you paid for things are ok...but this battery is not good...it died after one year, it exploded shortly after that, I am affraid of getting a new one and having the same problem, and it is expensive...please Apple do something about it.

    79 of 113 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Service Battery after SL OS upgrade

    • Written by from Dover

    I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch and always have used just one battery and kept the other in reserve for traveling. After SL OS upgrade both batteries report SERVICE BATTERY error and one has 83 cycles and the other only 25. As an Apple fan it makes me wonder if I will every buy another top of the line product from Apple that has such battery issues.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad, very sad

    • Written by from HAMBURG

    I'm having the same problem with the battery (16 months old). System profiler say my battery has 99 cycles and a low charge capacity. There is a worldwide replacement programm (look here under /support/macbook_macbookpro/batteryupdate/) but Apple Germany refuses to accept my battery because it has a serial number that not fits in this program. I think that Apple should admit the problem with the MBP batteries and extend the replacement program to all - otherwise they will probably lose a lot of their customers and the good image.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sudden death

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    love my macbook pro, but i recently took a trip. prior to this, i never used the battery too much and would see it do it's charging cycles. i unplugged my computer and packed it up in a padded carrying case. it had a smooth ride on the front seat. 4 hrs later, i plugged the computer back in. to my surprise, the battery icon is now x-ed out. dead. i think that sucks. i only bought this in march.

    61 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snow Leopard and MacBook Pro batteries

    • Written by from Coppell

    I bought two replacement batteries for my 2006 MacBook Pro (week 10). My original battery had a full life, and I was happy to buy a new one. When I upgraded to Snow Leopard, my replacement battery retention took a huge nose dive. Now my replacement battery lasts at most 30 minutes. So I bought a 2nd replacement battery. The 2nd replacement battery performance also took a nose dive, and now it only lasts 45 minutes. I hate to criticize, but I'm out $300 and I can't get 2 hours total time from two new batteries. I'm not a happy camper. I'm sure (I hope) Apple is working to fix this issue.

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    26 cycle battery

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    My recent purchase worked for 26 cycles before it failed to hold a charge.

    44 of 47 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

    surprised!! angry!! sad!!

    • Written by from Ciudad de México

    i bought mine on dec2010... it dies 7 months later. it feels like a punch in the head by a big apple... it´s outrageous!

    50 of 59 people found this useful