• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $120 per year investment

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    These batteries are terrible. $120 and they last a little over a year? Total joke.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery design.

    • Written by from Decatur

    I have gone through 3 batteries for my MacBook Pro 15". The current battery has 6% health after only 78 cycles, and will not run unplugged. I have just ordered my 4th battery. Nice laptops, but it is a shame that there is no recourse for the poor battery performance. Better to buy a new battery than a new computer, but it does get expensive.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery gets 20 minutes of run time after 2 years

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    Most of the time my computer is plugged in and not charging but after 2 years and probably only 50 cycles I find that I can't get more than 20 minutes.

    I did have some power issues with my computer during the warranty period but they never replaced the battery. My computer was serviced 3 times during 2 years.

    Overall I think the battery fails to meet expectations but for the most part if you need a laptop to run on battery for more than 2 hours you ought to consider buying something other than a computer with a preinstalled battery or travel business class where you get a power outlet at your seat.

    As for the battery, I guess the best way to make it last is to not leave it in the computer when on AC or replace the battery once a year.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 45 cycles.

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I have been through three of these and they're just horrible.

    22 of 28 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 53 cycles

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Pretty miserable. This was the third replacement battery for an aging macbook pro. It lasted 53 cycles, and less than 6 months. I won't be purchasing another.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Dead

    • Written by from GLENDALE

    Pretty bad for mac to have this issue, im on my second battery and already dead! evrething else is great...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    • Written by from Redmond

    I'm now on my 3rd battery. You guys should really fix this issue--it's ridiculous that I can't use my Macbook on the go...

    10 of 12 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

    Battery Is Awful

    • Written by from Hopatcong

    My new battery lasted 4 months. Apple should be ashamed of this rip off. It looks like there are 800 people who basically feel the same way I do.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want a refund!

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    Within weeks I began to wonder if it was my old battery I had accidently inserted. It was not! within a couple more weeks my wife asked if it was the old battery - she NEVER notices these things. Within a month more, I was lucky to get an hour's use. Totally worthless, and at a 10% cost of a new laptop I was livid! Do yourself a favor, DO NOT buy this product!!!

    I'd use no stars if I could.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OVERLY PRICED GARBAGE

    • Written by from Orlando

    This is my second battery I have bought. It has yet to reach 300 cycles and already it is telling me it's running as a "service battery", which means it is running abnormally. I am in college and cannot afford to be spending $123 on a battery that won't last me more than a few months.
    Is Apple paying any mind to this matter? This really is an issue that needs to be dealt with, and as you can see, I am not the only one who feels this way.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is why AppleCare is worthwhile.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have a MacBook Pro 2.16MHz 15" (MacBookPro2.2) that is now more than 4 year old, but has served me very well and continues to do so.
    However, this battery that it uses must be of a faulty design or have manufacturing defects (made by Sony?). For my Apple laptops, I always purchase the 3-year extended warranty and it pays for itself in replacement batteries. Over the past years, I have had two batteries replaced under warranty. Now, the latest battery has died and I have to pay my own way. I will keep the old battery for desktop use (as a UPS) and just use the new when I'm on the road. I am mostly stationary - plugged in - surf the Internet, do photo management with Aperture, watch my iTunes TV-shows, and cycle my battery - what am I doing wrong? I suspect the battery is overheating: cooked.
    I just purchased another brand new 15" MacBook Pro for work and I sincerely hope the new type of battery is more reliable...

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by from Manalapan

    These batteries are not robust - even when careful about limiting the number of cycles and charging fully, they do not last very long - maybe a year if you are lucky - before they lose their full charge in less than an hour doing simple tasks. I am about to start on my third battery in 3 years and the one in there now can't even hold onto it's dwindling charge long enough to warn me - the computer will just lose power. As part of an otherwise fabulous machine, I am angry I have to buy yet another one of these.

    43 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years - three batteries

    • Written by from Norman

    Title says it all. Battery is a total money sink. I use my computer everyday for work and school. Terrible, terrible, overpriced, useless product. Honestly, considering the horrendous customer service, the fact that my speakers, screen, internet, keyboard, and power cord have had to be fixed or replaced, and three batteries in two years.... apple products are vastly overrated.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing product

    • Written by from MIAMI

    I can ditto almost everything that other customers have said. The lifespan of a MBP battery appears to be little over a year, with normal usage, and, following all of Apple's maintenance guidelines. It's somewhat baffling, given the immense expertise, talent and innovation of Apple Inc., how such a poor product is continually offered with new machines and for replacements. I believe that the many loyal Apple users deserve better.

    37 of 42 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

    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

    A Terrible Product!

    • Written by from Kentwood

    This MacBook Pro battery amazes me -- for all the wrong reasons.

    I'm amazed that Apple -- in spite of the hundreds of negative reviews and very poor overall rating -- has not seen fit to improve this product. You'd think by now they'd have put more time into it. It's a very, very expensive battery and, yet, it's virtually worthless.

    I'm also amazed a product this poor got past Apple QC. It should never have been released in the first place.

    I'm about ready to obtain my third battery for my MacBook Pro. The first one had to be replaced, and was covered under warranty. The second one hasn't fared any better. It dies in less than an hour (and heats up like a mama if I use it without a cooling device under it). Now, I need a third battery, which means I'll have to buy this one. At $129, this is a major purchase. But, then again, most of Apple's products are outrageously expensive.

    If there was a way NOT to use this battery, I would. But what good is a laptop that I can't use apart from the power chord?

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Third Battery's the Charm"?

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I have two batteries, but didn't switch them often, since I usually made sure to find a convenient outlet to plug into -- they don't last long at the best of times, and I'm paranoid. Well, a couple months ago I couldn't find a convenient outlet, so I tried the battery alone. The battery went down to 50% and then my computer did a hard shutdown without warning. Since then, it's been steadily getting worse -- now it dies at 80% charge, and it gets to that point in about 10 - 15 minutes. I tried switching to the second battery, but it won't run at all with that one; won't turn on or charge. Guess I'll have to buy a third.

    21 of 22 people found this useful