• 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery did not last

    • Written by from Mcminnville

    The battery that came with my Macbook pro lasted 5 years and I just had to replace it. The battery I bought just over a year ago is already dead again. You should't have to replace every year.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for a year

    • Written by from Hutto

    Bought my Macbook Pro in Oct 2008. Original battery only lasted about a year before the random power-off's at >50% charge and the "check battery" status. I suffered with needing to be close to a power outlet for a year before deciding to buy another battery in Oct 2010. Well, here it's Oct 2011 and the same thing is happening. I have 154 cycles and the health is at 36% with the "check battery". These batteries only seem to be good for about a year before needing replaced.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

    • Written by from Byron Center

    I don't know what everyone is complaining about. I bought my 15 inch macbook pro in the late summer of 07, and i'm still running the original battery. yes, it holds significantly less charge than it did when i got it, but i'm just now looking into getting a new one. I use my macbook for my graphic design classes, so i'm constantly on it. I have had no issues with "swelling" or my computer shutting off randomly. It had a normal life cycle, slowing holding less charge as it got older. It gets hot, but what computer doesn't? All in all, very satisfied with the product. I'll be buying my next one straight from apple.

    17 of 28 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

    What a joke.

    • Written by from Oxnard

    This will be my third battery. What a JOKE! The replacement battery installed by apple lasted less than a year with minimal use. Good one apple.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible battery, but no other option

    • Written by from HAMDEN

    This product is horrible and Apple should be ashamed of selling it. I bought it for a trip because the battery that originally came with my computer died a long time ago. This new one only holds 1.5 hrs. of charge, which is unacceptable. When I get home I am returning it.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery burst open

    • Written by from Arlington

    We've had the MacBook Pro for 3 years now, using it pretty regularly but basically leaving it plugged in. I went to use it today and realized the computer wasn't sitting flat. Turning it over, I discovered the housing on the battery was popping open. Took it out and the battery has burst every seam. Quite a mess. Luckily no damage to the computer and no fire.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A Matter of Luck Maybe?

    • Written by

    I own my Mac Pro since the fall of 2007, and I am still using the same battery, so I guess i am one of the few lucky ones. I confess that in the beginning I did not understand why the battery didn't last me, but one of the technical support experts explained to me how to program the battery accordingly to have it working at optimum level. Ever since I followed the instructions, the battery has worked accordingly for the hours expected, and it has been fine all these years; it has not been until lately that I am finding the battery runs out too quickly, so I figured it was time to buy a replacement before it runs out completely for good. However, after reading so many unsatisfied customers, I'm very hesitant to spend that kind of money in such gamble, specially since I have been unemployed for a very long time. I guess that I can get by, for I'm only using my laptop at home, so I can deal with the problem for the time being using the electrical plug most of the day, leaving the battery resting until I may need to use the laptop outside my home or away from the outlet. I only wish that buying a replacement would be a lot less expensive, so at least it would be easier to take a chance on it, and it also would give a needed break to all the people like I, who either are unemployed or completely broke going through college. Let's face it, Apple is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, so I'm sure the company can easily afford without much damage to its profits to lower some of the prices, specially of accessories and replacement parts. Until that happens or I'll find a job, I'll be on stand by dealing with my old battery and the issues tagging along with it. Thanks! G.

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't last

    • Written by from Sao Paulo

    It last 6 months before stuff (whatever its called). Bad, bad product. Hopeless here since it is a proprietary format. Keep your charger in a pristine condition...you will need it.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD :(

    • Written by from Toronto

    my battery has lasted a long time but the life of it is very bad apple says 7 hours of battery life when on the second lowest brightness i can sometimes get a bit more than 2 hours if I'm lucky. but seriously if they expect us to use it on no brightness than they are crazy because it is impossible to see the screen anywhere on earth.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery MISSLEADING info

    • Written by from Bayside

    The MACBOOK PRO battery is simply USELESS, unless you plan to use your laptop plugged into the wall outlet AT ALL TIMES, by another laptop or get another extra battery every 6 months!
    Unfortunately APPLE has not yet realized that their batteries are simply unacceptable.
    LCL

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd like to see...

    • Written by from Topeka

    JJ from Montgomery (calling people idiots is inappropriate when you don't know what they are doing) For 20 years I have used macs and I know how to take care of the batteries so believe me when I say these are junk. You pay this much money for a computer you would think the company is upstanding enough to make sure you can use that computer with the battery. Thus the reason for a laptop. If I wanted to be plugged into the wall all of the time I would be using my desktop!!! I would like to see the numbers on the batteries that are lasting for a long period of time against the ones that aren't! Look at the reviews and tell me who the IDIOTS are... MAC?????

    16 of 21 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

    Defective

    • Written by from Owatonna

    A year and a half after I bought my macbook, the battery went bad. It was at 60% original capacity after 156 cycles. They replaced it for free because it had been recalled. The battery they gave me has since done the exact same thing, only it is at 44% capacity in 127 cycles.

    Take home message: many of these batteries from Apples manufacturer are defective, just outside of the warranty.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had 3 of these batteries. 2 bloated and overheated

    • Written by from VICTORIA

    This is a classic example of bad manufacturing! 2 of these batteries boated ( like a football) from improper manufacturing! If you have these batteries in your possession I suggest you check the cycle count and check the serial no#.

    However, that said. I do like a battery that is serviceable by the user!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lame batteries

    • Written by from San Diego

    I love apple products but I am on my second battery and my computer is only 3 years old. When they are new they are great but they lose life FAST.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

    • Written by from BRONX

    I got my MacBook Pro in 2007 and my battery just started acting up. I agree the battery gets very hot on long time use. Overall, its a realiable battery and today is when I decided to buy a new one after 4 years.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent than other laptops

    • Written by from Northridge

    I use my laptop extensively. extensively means around ten hours plus a day. I had bought my laptop in the summer of 2008 and it is now August 2011. My battery is still working properly. I would have to add that for the past year and a half i did what i wasnt suppose to, keep the charger plugged in when the battery was fully charged. that destroys the battery life. Normally, (during the first two years) i allowed the battery to cycle through, however, i have been getting annoyed of charging it and letting it cycle that i nearly killed my battery life. It now holds forty minutes, originally it lasted 2-4 hours on how i used my laptop (keeping the contrast low and stuff)

    im debating whether to officially wait for my current battery life to die to replace it or whether to buy it now... but im a broke college student so i guess it can wait.

    22 of 28 people found this useful