• 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...

    14 of 15 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.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing battery after 6 years of nonstop use!

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    After six years of use with not one problem, my MacBook Pro finally died. Local Apple store says my battery is dead and that even with the Mac plugged into the wall the computer will likely continue to die on me. Doesn't make sense to me and I've taken the battery out and the computer seems to be working fine. Trying to decide if I should buy a new battery if it continues to work plugged in? If I get another six years out of it, then it's worth the $129 it will cost.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The quality is not consistent with the price

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Like many others, I was unimpressed and disappointed by the life and performance of this battery. It not only died after two years, but also never seemed to hold a charge for very long while it was still working. I would be more inclined to blame myself because I don't use that MacBook Pro very often, but after seeing similar reports in the review section, I suspect that the battery itself is probably defective too. I did not cycle the battery often, but I did cycle it, and I think my limited use of the computer should have *increased* the life of the battery instead of the other way around.

    I realize that all batteries degrade with time, but for $129, I expect a little bit more.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expect to buy a new battery often

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'm on my 3rd battery in 6 yrs. I don't stream videos or music on my mac and I can't imagine what I could be doing to wreck my battery. I finally broke down and bought a battery for much cheaper somewhere else... For the price I expect the battery to last! If the cheap one breaks on me after a year or two, I won't mind BECAUSE IT'S CHEAP

    my macbook pro is 7 yrs old and I've never had a problem w/ it, battery aside.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple battery strength

    • Written by from New York

    Battery weakness

    Review, I admit perhaps a bit misplaced, but related, as why a battery replacement is necessary so soon.

    Here is my beef plain and simple. Not a great experience with Apple products. Old school somewhat. Held onto my 3GS perhaps too long, but even so, the last 6 months, battery was dead. D E A D. One of my coworkers actually had a 3G and it still worked fine. No battery issues with his phone. Go figure.

    Bought a Mini MAC (really not used that much so it seems OK) and a 15" Laptop.

    Hit by hurricane Sandy and lost power. Long story short:

    Laptop was unplugged. Power restored. Plugged it in and received "replace battery".

    Can't easily replace. So now I have to pat 130.00 +. for a new one and install, It seems even Even Apple must acknowledges an issue as they are starting to sell these (replacement) batteries) on line when they previously did not.

    Took my MAC to the Apple store and diagnosed as (oh yeah guess what) battery dead.- why would a fully charged maintained fairly new batter completely die?

    Segway - the same day after power was restored after hurricane Sandy, I plugged in my PC laptop and it lit up and has worked great ever since. as my Apple MAC laptop did not.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive battery that doesnt last that long

    • Written by from Jakarta

    this is my 2nd battery. i bought this almost 2 years ago. 3 days ago, i went out of city and left my computer open at home uncharged. today when i plugged in the charger, turned it on, the status was not charging and showed "replace now". So i couldnt left it for 3 days huh? pftt..

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    Had to replace a battery that died and purchased this replacement. It is almost as bad as the bad battery. Out of the box, I'd be lucky to get 1.5 hours and a year later I hardly get an hour if I'm lucky. Apple told me to let the battery cycle instead of keeping it plugged in, well, I don't really have a choice with that short of life.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Crying

    • Written by

    Holy cow you people are cry babies. I bet 90% of you are constantly using this device with all the bells and whistles turned on. I've replaced mine once in 3 years and will probably bite the bullet and do it again. If you want a long lasting battery , buy some POS PC.

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Saint Johnsbury

    I have been using my MBP since 2007 and have loved it! I may have just gotten lucky but I have not had to replace the battery at all until just this month. Its been 6 years!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Issues Macbook Pro Internal Mounted non user replaceable

    • Written by from McDonald's Corners

    Great product - lost a 2 stars due to battery only.

    I have three issues with users being responsible to use their batteries. I am pretty mad as to how it is working now. I have changed my usage patterns recently only to discover that my Macbook Pro is pretty much useless as a traveling system. Originally I travelled with it frequently - but for about 9 months it has been used as a 'workstation', recently that changed again and now I am trying to be portable with it- and have had a nasty shock - down to less than an hour usage just doing typing.

    1. If there are issues with batteries decaying why are they now 'built in'. Terrible design discussion to make them look nice but not at all functional - unless the design was/is bulletproof.

    2. Why does the hardware/system not automatically discharge the batteries periodically if it has ben tethered in to maintain a proper working battery- this could easily be a system setting that happens overnight etc. with a suspend feature so that it does not happen in inconvenient times. It is inconceivable that Apple does not have this in the system - it is like having a card that does not bother to have an oil warning light for the engine or maybe more appropriate a gas gauge.

    3. Huge warning labels on the packaging about this issue. I did not realize it to be a problem as I had replace a macbook that this did not seem to be an issue with (and one that at least I could get a battery replaced easily). I just opened it up and got using it - just like in the ads. My fault I suppose for not fully ready about the battery.

    Other than that a great laptop but a very glaring problem for something that is portable. Apple products should not have this issue by now.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible batteries!

    • Written by from South Euclid

    I've had my MBP since August 2008. Very happy with the laptop as I haven't had one problem, but I've had to replace the battery four times. They go completely dead in a matter of months to a year.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by

    You'd think that with such a great computer the battery would be better than it is. I've bought 2 within a year and a half. The last one only lasted a few months. This is a serious issue and Apple needs to do better by it's customers, especially if they are exclusive in what they make. I nam disappointed.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressive

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    I wasn't enthusiastic when purchasing this battery in the first place based on the reviews. Yet, I was hoping that the one I got would be different. Unfortunately, it was not. Straight from the box, the battery never lasted "3 hours". I haven't been using my computer for anything heavy duty. I usually just surf the web, use word processors, or go on youtube. Still, my batteries charge life is pitiful. I get, maybe, an hour and a half. I've had it a week and already have gone through 11 cycles.

    I am not impressed with Apple's product, and am seriously considering sending the battery back for replacement. Not that'll help. For how much I paid for this battery, I really expected much more performance from it.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent life 4 years then rapid depletion including new replacement

    • Written by from Kelowna

    Used to brag about my 15" Mac Book Pro battery life. Bought new December 2008. After 3.5 years charge would last less than an hour. Just replaced with a new OEM replacement battery and it also depletes very rapidly. I don't know why this would happen.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery died really soon

    • Written by from Nashville

    I bought this new in May 2012 from the apple store because I wanted a quality product. It was more expensive than other brands, but I was willing to spend it. As of December 2012, the battery is completely dead. I'll be looking to another brand if I buy again.

    39 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying battery performance

    • Written by from Amman

    I purchased my macbook pro in 2007, original battery worked for 3 years. Since then, I am buying a new battery every 11m regardless of the care to use as instructed!! The battery stops suddenly (the current one I have dropped this week from 73% capacity to 16%!) and now refusing to charge).

    It is not only annoying and expensive for an under-perfoming battery. It is also hard to purchase a battery for the older models out of the US!! Apple should definitely invest more in its hardware's performance and availability!

    55 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Prince George

    Unfortunately I'm about to purchase my 3rd battery. The first lasted about 2 years...the second about a year...but 126.00 is too much for an item that isn't very high performing.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    15" Macbook Pro original battery for laptop purchased in 2007

    • Written by from Cochiti Lake

    Just had to jump into this fray on these batteries. I purchased my 15" Macbook Pro in the fall of 2007 and continued to use it non-stop until I purchased the smaller and lighter Macbook Pro 13" in August 2011. The original 15" battery was still giving me about 30 minutes of work time until early 2012 (it has since died completely), providing me with about 5 years of continuous use. I am now about to purchase a new battery for my 15". I will review it again after I see how the new 15" battery performs. PS--both computer and battery survived having a small chandelier fall on it from a ceiling weakened by too much rain! MAC's really are "built tough"!

    19 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Years...no complaints!

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    Well, my battery finally bit the dust...after 5 years of terrific service! Love my Macbook Pro and was very satisfied with my battery life!

    12 of 25 people found this useful