• 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


    • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good so far

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I'm having a MBpro (spring 2008) and it is still running with its original battery.
    The battery has now over 440 cycles and still gives me over 3hrs when fully charged.
    Though, this is just about half the load it could hold when it was new (6hrs). Guess I'm facing a swap to be made soon, but since I'm not using this MBpro for traveling, I can wait a little longer.

    Bottom line, 3 years, >440 cycles, not bad for a laptop battery. Mine also doesn't get extensively warm and it did not deform at all. Hope I have similar luck with the next battery.

    16 of 22 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!!!

    55 of 60 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage!!!

    • Written by from Richmond

    This battery is absolutely terrible. I had three since I bought my laptop in 2007. Not a single one has made it past 350 cycles without completely dying. And I have done everything apple asks to maintain battery life. Cycling it once a week, recalibrating it, etc. etc. I cannot believe the lack of quality control in this piece of trash. And $160 for a replacement!? Seriously someone at Apple is on hard drugs because this is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Well Apple it's your loss as I just bought a pc laptop and built a hackintosh. Hopefully you can bring your quality control up again and I will consider buying another mac. Until then I'm sorry but this experience has ruined my switch to the mac.

    21 of 23 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

    i hate it...

    • Written by from rowland heights

    same as myself that all the review regarding this baterry life . i both it brand new 15 months ago and now the battery is dead. actually this is my second battery, and the problem is the same. it won't last. i hope this problem is to fix or make 2 yrs. warranty instead of 1 year. this rip off. and i'm upset. and before the battery is dead i expereince also that no warning what so ever is the computer is shut off.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    your no good your no good your no good baby your no good.

    • Written by from COLLEGE PLACE

    Same as every one else. This battery bites butts and replacements are outrageously priced. I love my mac but will definately think twice next time about buying the laptop because of this issue. Little bit peeved that Apple hasn't stepped up and sold the battery for a reasonable price.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery probelm...

    • Written by from Mississauga

    well...my battery for my mbp jst crashed recently..but after reading everyone's comments abt their battery problem. mine is consider good i guess..one battery last for three years..and got 340 cycles...guess i should be glad i only hve to get NEW one once every three year..lucky me ^^

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE product

    • Written by from Toronto

    It is far too expensive and only lasts a little over a year...

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Life is to short

    • Written by from ravenna

    I am going on my third battery and there is really nothing you can do about it. The cost is way to high for such a short life. My wife has a different model going on three years and it has never shown signs of giving up.
    Come on Apple lets get going on changing this problem.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give zero if I could. Apple is slipping....

    • Written by from CROWN POINT

    I have been an Apple user since the beginning. Have owned over 20 different machines.
    This battery is my second replacement, and it had only 12 cycles on it before going completely dead, no mAh, no charging. Apple apologized the first time and replaced it with this one, but now they will not replace this one. Poor service. Go to aftermarket sellers. Apple quality control on these batteries is nil.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Battery Performance

    • Written by from Issaquah

    I've used two batteries since I got this computer new because I've done lots of traveling and I always have to keep a charged-up spare handy just in case. One of the two is starting to get a little weak now that it has around 70 cycles on it. Doesn't seem like that much of a surprise to me. It still works, but it just doesn't hold the kind of charge that it did when it was new, so it's time for a new one. For the most part, I've found that the battery would last longer than I could keep awake on an airplane - so if the airline breaks down and coughs up a source of electrical power it just gives you a means of falling asleep to iTunes as you cross the Pacific, which beats having to rely on the airline's tunes every time!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why does the Mac Book Pro Battery perform so horribly

    • Written by from Olympia

    After owning my MBP 15" for three years I have had to buy one battery each year. Even when they are brand new the battery lifespan does not last that long. All my friends with regular mac books have excellent battery lives and last forever. Why why why? I know the basics, more memory, more ram, bigger screen....... but common, this is just ridiculous. Well here goes another 140$ for a new battery. Thanks Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lifespan

    • Written by from Ajax

    Third batter just died. They last about a year with mild usage, maybe 50 total power cycles and they are ready for the trash.

    If you add up all of the batteries and power supplies that I've had to purchase, it would equal the cost of a dell laptop. Seriously.

    BTW, why can't I rate this 0 stars?

    24 of 30 people found this useful