• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery dies again.....

    • Written by from Marlton

    I love mac products. I love my mac book pro, my imac, apple tv, iphone, ipad 2. I hate this battery! My third one has died after about 13 months of use. Apple refuses to accept that there is a serious issue going on here. Last time I was told to purchase a new charger and I did to no avail. Money down the drain. I hate to pour more money into this, but I need my laptop back, which has been a desktop the last couple of months. This product is not consistent with the high quality I have come to expect from Apple.

    88 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and Cheaper

    • Written by from Guntersville

    I'm on my third Apple laptop and have nothing but good things to say about them. The battery is another story. I replaced the battery in my MacBook Pro last year. The new battery has been cycled 124 times and is now dead for all practical purposes. It's a shame that Apple can't come up with components to match the quality of the computer.

    89 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why???

    • Written by from Salina

    How can a company create a computer so wonderful and yet equip it with a battery that is SO AWFUL!!!! This will be the third battery in TWO years...
    Steve, buddy, pull your head out!!

    83 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro battery

    • Written by from ARTESIA

    I have owned the MacBook Pro 15" for three years and I am about to order my third battery for it. I love the performance of the laptop, but I am disgusted with the battery. It gets very hot, loses it's ability to hold a charge and just doesn't last. Additionally, at $129 a pop, it isn't very economical for something to last such a short time. I was hopeful that Apple would come up with a fix for it, but I guess that isn't going to happen. I am afraid to purchase the new Pro because the battery is internal and I cannot afford to be without the laptop while it goes in for a new battery, when it goes out.

    82 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lemon

    • Written by from Sycamore

    I have only had this battery for a month and it is down to 90% original capacity with 20 cycles. My original has 511 cycles and is at 60% health- I got it five years ago. Returning this junk for a replacement. Seems like Apple only sees $$ anymore its a shame they used to be an awesome innovative company ;_;.

    79 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying a brand name battery isn't helping

    • Written by from Pennington

    I bought the Apple replacement battery thinking it would be a better value than the cheaper alternatives. Wow. What is going on with these? I'm back to using the original Mac battery because my "new" replacement is dead. Will try a cheaper one from eBay, but that's not want I wanted to do.

    76 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I've been using Apple laptops since the days of the Wallstreet,
    I have owned every model of laptop since then. I can say that Apple's batteries have gotten worse with time, I had problems with the Powerbook batteries before, but the ones for the Mac Book Pro's are a joke. The wear out so quick, and now my machine started to just shut off without warning.

    So disappointed!

    79 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's One Flaw - HORRIBLE BATTERIES!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Bought two original Apple A1175 batteries. Both had about half the charge life as was advertised, and both completely died (unrechargable) after fewer than 30 recharges.

    Apple, for such a great, innovative company, how are you not ashamed of your batteries?

    76 of 81 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bitter truth: Apple need to solve battery problem

    • Written by from Ames

    One of the reason I switch to Mac was the long lasting battery feature. However, I am so disappointed. After fully charging and set brightness to 50%, the battery gauge said 4:30 hr, but as soon as I opened Safari, it drop down to 2:30 hr. I continued to use it, and it really lasted 2 something hours--the gauge was right. The battery is said to last up to 5 hr. I went to Apple store. The guy said that I had 30 cycles on my battery that was why I see the reduction in performance. At fully charged, my battery has 5352 mAh. The battery with 1 cycle at the store has 5500 something mAh. The guy said that I should not let the battery less than 50%, otherwise it will start counting cycle. So, it means that I have to stay plugged all the time? What the use of having laptop? I have also been told that the battery will only last 300 cycles ($129/300 = 40 cents per your wireless freedom) Bitter truth !

    87 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More Battery Problems

    • Written by from Seattle

    Bought the 15" macbook pro when first released in Feb 2006. Good battery for 8 months. Now--exactly like reported elsewhere on this site(!)--the battery will not hold a charge and computer spontaneously shuts down after a few minutes on a full charge, then registers empty after restart with the power adapter. Apple better figure this out pronto!

    77 of 89 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Apex

    I replaced my MacBook Pro (15") battery just one year ago. Already I get "Battery needs servicing" (ie., replacing at $129). Seriously? APPLE DO SOMETHING! There are enough horrible reviews that it seems you'd want to take action. Or it's a forced upgrade path to unibody (?)

    66 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with the cheap third-party batteries on eBay

    • Written by from Belleville

    After going through two of these batteries, the original and an official replacement battery, it's clear that they're poorly made. Even if you follow all of Apple's recommended procedures for battery care they'll still die far sooner than they should.

    For the price, you could buy three batteries from eBay - and they'd still last longer than Apple's version.

    I love Apple products, but these batteries (and the fact that they've never been improved) show that even Apple are far from perfect.

    66 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality but expensive price

    • Written by

    To my surprise that so many Apple owners have the same problem like me. I owned a 15" Apple Macbook Pro for about a year and not too much used but still failed within a year. Apple charges too much on the battery with a short life. Expensive laptop but cheap battery, how are they suppose to remain on the top? I love the design of the Apple comparing with all the rest brands, but this battery really.......disappointed me. Well, Apple....give us something good for the price we paid. I think all Apple battery shoud have a rebate program and discount for the second ones to compensated for our first purchase. But of course, there are some good one on the market too. Well, I am the one that always drained out my battery before I charge it. Cordless phone battery can last up to 2 years, but why not you Apple! Or lower your price! APPLE BATTERY ARE MINUS -

    72 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing new battery

    • Written by from Santa Clarita

    I am a loyal Apple consumer, love my macbook pro to death! BUT, I just bought this ridiculously overpriced battery, charged it once and after that kept getting the "not charging" next to the indicator. After reading up on forums regarding this surprisingly common issue, I shut down, took out battery & power cord several times for this brand new battery to recharge on it's 2nd cycle. Alas it did but again, starting up with the problem on the "not charging" indicator....With this price, Apple needs to value it's customer quality assurance & seriously fix this $129 + tax problem!!

    62 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is seriously a problem

    • Written by from istanbul

    My macbook pro haven't finished its second year, yet I'm buying the third battery. My battery is in its 80th cycle now and the health is %16.
    The most damaging thing I did was actually calibrating the battery. At the first calibration it went to %50. Then at the second one, it went to somewhere around %20. This should have supposed to help the battery, not kill it gradually.
    Right now it's not even giving a warning before getting completely dry and shutting everything off. I could have given a 0 rating if I could.

    63 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro 15-inch battery is Terrible!

    • Written by from Elmira

    The battery in my Macbook Pro 15-inch died 1 month before its first birthday. I am very unhappy. I don't understand why Apple doesn't redesign this battery

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What the heck - battery life?

    • Written by from Deltona

    This is my fourth battery! After about 3 months I start to see degradation in the time in will provide power. It gets so bad that I can watch the battery life drain out at rate of about 1 percent every 10-15 seconds. After about 20 minutes - shutdown. What's the purpose of having a laptop if you must stay plugged in? Common Apple, fix this.

    65 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?

    • Written by from San Marcos

    I find it completely silly that I am having to buy a new battery after less than two years with my computer. Apple, you really should get a clue...
    I've had lots of rechargeable electronics in my lifetime, including other laptops, and never this severe of a battery problem. Maybe I don't use the battery perfectly, but I am no idiot. There is no reason I should be requesting a battery for a Christmas gift. Apple has really dropped the ball here.
    I would urge everyone to NOT buy a replacement battery from Apple. Go to an outside source. You can find the same product MUCH cheaper.

    64 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    poor performance

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I've had my mac book pro for 4 years now & I'm about to be on my 4th. battery! After the 3rd. they should be a nominal fee, not $160+Can. every time. The one that's dying lasts a whopping 15-20min. tops on a full charge. Apple/sony have really dropped the ball on this one. I consider it a major drawback.
    P.

    60 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor battery usage

    • Written by from Aurora

    I've had my mac pro for about a year, I cycle my battery at least once a week and have been doing so for most of the life of the computer. I have been frugal with the power saving features and do not crank everything at full brightness, etc... frequently (although that shouldn't matter if the battery had been engineered efficiently).

    My battery now last for maybe an hour, whereas it lasted for about 3-3.5 hours for the first 8 months I owned it. I do use my computer frequently, and I love the graphics of my mac pro compared to my PC - but Apple seriously needs to do something about the mac pro battery.

    I really hope the marketing & sales managers read these forums, and realize that most of its customers are not happy with the battery life they are getting out of these highly-priced pieces of equipment. I'm happy that Apple is trying to be socially correct by spending so much money on advertising about making "greener" computers, but please don't go so green that you resolve to making poorly designed, inefficient pieces of equipment. Maybe Apple's next ad campaign could talk about how consumers will start to see longer lasting usage from their equipment between battery charges.

    The sales & marketing divisions should realize that manufacturing equipment with low utility and lifespan isn't the best way to increase long-term revenues and profits for the company. This may sound insane, but if Apple doesn't start acknowledging the problems with their inefficient equipment and take greater measures to fix them... I'll consider buying another PC and lobby with every mac user I know to do the same thing. I like the Apple brand, and the Gucci features, but I also like to get the most for my money as a consumer, and so far overall... I'm not completely impressed.

    59 of 61 people found this useful