• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I've had my 15" Macbook Pro since 2007. Just hit 7 Years and I am in the process of purchasing a 3rd battery. On average, the charge would last 2-3 hrs when in use. Very poor stamina for such an expensive battery.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    STOP CRYING! - Learn how to properly use/charge your MBP/MBA

    • Written by from Menomonie

    Ok after reading all of these reviews... I decided to check my battery life after it having said replace soon. I got my MBP over 3 years ago and am looking to replace my battery for the first time. I'm at 1406 cycles and I still get a good 2-3 hours of battery life out of it. LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LAPTOP! Stop using full screen brightness, don't leave it plugged in at full battery life, and stop complaining about malfunctions when in all reality you have no idea how to take care of your macbook. Stop being so cynical/ignorant and go to an Apple store and get a 1+ year warranty. You're complaining about $129 battery when you have a MBP/MBA - just stop.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery DOA - 0% - Will Not Charge

    • Written by from Millbury

    I ordered a new 15" MacBook Pro battery to replace an old battery which had 500 cycles on it and was no longer lasting as long as desired.

    The new battery arrived and was well packaged in the standard elegant Apple packaging. I observed no damage to the packaging. I thought it odd that no LEDs lit on the back of the battery when I pushed the power test button on the battery, but I pulled the protective plastic from it and installed it in the MacBook Pro anyway.

    On boot the battery was showing 0% charge with 0 cycles counts, 0 mA and 6250 mV. I left it plugged in for a while, but it never budged from the 0% charge. I unplugged my laptop, removed it and reinstalled it a few times thinking perhaps the battery contacts weren't contacting well, but it made no difference. Now I'll be making a trip to an Apple store to exchange it; at least I've got one relatively nearby or I'd have to mail it back to be exchanged. I should take my laptop with me so I can test my exchange battery in the store to ensure it works before I leave.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Complaints

    • Written by from KIRTLAND

    I have a macbook pro 15" early 2008. My original battery finally died after 6 years. I can honestly say that I probably abused the battery by using it mostly plugged in and from what I have been reading about battery care and proper cycling, it should have died long ago. Reading all of the complaints is definitely making me wonder how long a new one will last. It does run hot.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do Apple batteries create a confined negative pressure?

    • Written by from Pickerington

    A "confined negative pressure" is what happens with a straw, but Apple's forum police will remove that word... Regardless, I'm am buying battery number three or four for my MBP. I can see replacing batteries as they are pretty much a consumable. But when the battery kills itself so it won't even hold a charge long enough to replace the power cord that you accidentally pulled out, something is wrong. And the replacement battery is $129, give us a break. Either make the battery worth $129 or drop the price.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hey Apple!! You build the BEST laptops, but your Batteries... Not so much!

    • Written by from GLOUCESTER

    You would think that in this day and age, where we can send rovers to Mars that last months on their batteries, that APPLE could find someone that has a battery that will last more than FOUR hours!!! Come on Apple... Kick your design engineers in their butts, and tell them to give your customers the best battery for a laptop on the market!!!

    Enough is enough already, the technology for batteries is out there, don't make us send you links to them!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced, for little life.

    • Written by from Orlando

    I'm disappointed at the price of the replacement battery. I have done the cycling that is recommend for the battery ( fully charged, let it run till dead).Apple should address the issue that loyal customers should get a newer style battery, that hold longer charge. I'd be fine paying for a battery that will work longer in the day.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 4 months

    • Written by from hayfork

    Over the years I have bought several $130 batteries for my 2007 macbook pro. Normally each one only lasts a year or less and NEVER holds a charge for more than 2 hours, even with minimal use. My most recently purchased battery only lasted 4 MONTHS before it would no longer hold a charge and informed me that it needs to be replaced!!! How long will it take apple to make a decent battery? They probably already have the technology for it but like to take advantage of us more than once a year for another $130.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A junk

    • Written by from Ivins

    I have purchased a replaced battery for my Macbook Pro 2009. The Apple battery lasted one month and just exploded. This is a very defective item and I will not buy another replacement. The Apple battery for MacBook Pro does not deserve any star.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible reliability

    • Written by from Oakland

    I bought a replacement battery 6 months ago and it is already dead. Makes my 15" Mackbook Pro unusable as a laptop. Went to the Apple store and they told me that the warranty on a replacement battery was only 90days!! I should have read the forums before and saved myself a trip. Did not realize that batteries too were designed with the planned obsolescence philosophy. Very unhappy customer.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in under 6 Months

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    This battery completely died in less than 6 months. It won't even power the laptop while the charger is plugged in. Make sure you buy these straight from Apple or a vendor with a 1 year+ warranty.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifetime

    • Written by from Cocoa

    Love my MacBook Pro, but not this battery. I've had my computer for a few years now and had to replace the original battery a little while back, no big deal, but than the Apple replacement I ordered just stopped charging. After only 89 cycles. I've seen laptop batteries last for over 600 cycles before, but not this one.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another pathetic Mac battery.

    • Written by from Austin

    Doesn't charge. Had a few months. Last few batteries just didn't hold a charge for long. Now I get to waste more of my time and, likely, money. Thank you, Apple, for your continued focus on excellence.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My 3rd Battery

    • Written by from Lakewood

    Battery would not charge and was unable to power on my 15macbook pro. Flip to see the charging indicator and noticed battery looked like it had exploded. Wish I could share a photo of what it looks like.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful battery life

    • Written by from Arizona City

    The battery life on my MacBook Pro is hideous. After 3 years, when at 100% charge I might get 30-45 mins out of it.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery exploded

    • Written by from Hamilton

    This was a replacement battery on a 2006 15 inch MacBook Pro. The battery lost its ability to charge after about three years, and then one day it overheated and the insides expanded, giving it a stylish, exploded look. It is probably a good idea to replace these batteries after three years as this does seem to pose a hazard. I am not sure if they have addressed this battery's shortcomings in replacement batteries they are currently selling.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the best battery

    • Written by from Aurora

    I have a mid 2010 MBP and till today I used 779 cycles out of my battery and it still has 83% life in it. I could still charge 5725mAH out of 6900mAH(Initail health). It still gives me about 3.5 hours of video on a single charge. I believe no other battery is as good as this one.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Learn How Batteries Work People! Good Battery.

    • Written by from Wilmette

    People, you need to realize that batteries in all consumer devices are expected to last for around two years under normal usage, especially with laptops. I look at all of the reviews here and complaining that the battery in a couple of months, that is understandable, but when you guys say that it died after two or three years, it's expected life span no less, and you give it one star because it died, you are underrating a fairly solid product. I've gone through two batteries and my MacBook Pro is about five and a half years old, two batteries is understandable, they both lasted a bit over two years, I'm fine with that.

    Four stars because it's not perfect, since the exposed plastic panel on the bottom is coming off and has been for a while.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Product

    • Written by from Nashua

    Puchased battery three months ago and already death.will not hold a charge...
    Don't want to purchase another battery but have no option...
    Not a happy customer...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality: Expect to buy a new battery again soon.

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Purchased new battery in January and am now having to replace again in September. Cheaper than a new laptop but this shouldn't be an annual replacement. Poor quality product. Doesn't live up to the price.

    13 of 15 people found this useful