• 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"!

    20 of 33 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Lasting! Still works perfect!

    • Written by from Charleston

    Used it for several years! Still works perfect! Don't know what the issue is with these batteries maybe I just got lucky. Good part is if the battery breaks you can take it to the Apple store so I don't see the big deal here.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Long life

    • Written by from Hewitt

    I've had good luck with my rechargeable battery after initial batter was replaced ( battery recall) over 5 years ago. Apple sent my current battery (at no charge of course) and in less than 24hrs - it's worked rather well.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro 2008

    • Written by from Nanaimo

    I am still on my original battery and it works fabulously still. This is by far the best computer I have ever owned. It still runs like the day I bought it...... if I neede to replace the battery I would order this one for sure, right now I am going to hold off..... :)

    6 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got 4 Great Years From Original Battery

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    In fact, I'm still using the original battery, which has gone from supplying 4+ hours of use down to an hour and a half. Why am I replacing it? Other than the Service Battery message it displays, it has been dying without warning at around the 30% level.

    It has far exceeded my expectations. The only thing I can guess about those complaining of short battery life is that they primarily use their MacBook Pro while plugged into the AC outlet. I plug mine in only to charge and 90% of my use is battery only. I only hope my second battery is equally as reliable!

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Chuggin'

    • Written by from SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE

    I got my 15" MacBook Pro in mid-2010 and have gone through cycles, leaving me at 67-68% battery health. I am very pleased with the performance of the battery considering the large amount of use I get out of it.

    It definitely is important to know how to take care of your batteries in regards to running it down and things like that. (FYI: my system is noting that I should "Replace Soon," but nothing has gone wrong with the battery, and I will be holding off before purchasing a new battery as a back up.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Junk

    • Written by from China

    I have had my 15 Inch MacBook Pro for 3 years now. I have probably gotten to use it MAYBE 12 times off the plug due to this disgraceful product. I have exchanged the battery through a local authorized dealer 7 times now because shortly after not being able to hold a charge, the battery puffs up and ruptures. This has happened on almost every battery that I have exchanged and each time, the dealer checks my computer and verifies that it IS NOT my computer and orders me a new battery (for free due to the 1 year warranty thank goodness). Apple should be ashamed of this product, as I am ashamed for them. When you buy an Apple product, you pay three times as much for the innovation, craftsmanship, and quality...not expecting to deal with one of the worst laptop batteries ever to be purchased by a consumer.

    27 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life span is very short and not to Apple standards!

    • Written by from Kernville

    Let me start with I am totally happy with my MacBook Pro. My only issue is the short life span of the battery. The original battery had a fair life span, but the replacement only lasted 7-8 months. Now I am back having to by another battery.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes a Good Doorstop

    • Written by from Blacksburg

    The original battery in my 15-inch Macbook Pro was headed into failure mode. It was replaced under Apple's "we won't admit there is problem, but here's a free replacement battery" program. That battery is now down to 85% of its original capacity and it is not reliable. When operating the laptop on battery, it goes from "full" charge down to about 80%, then the laptop shuts off with no warning or alert. Since I need better reliability than that, battery #3 will be purchased (using state funds, since this is a work machine); not the best use of our tight budget money. It would be nice to believe that this new battery will be better, but I'll wait a few months to see what kind of capacity drop-off I get.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 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

    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.

    77 of 80 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

    Horrendous Battery!

    • Written by from Miami

    Battery life decreased 15% the first month, and now it is signaling for me to purchase another one? I hardly even use this computer, I've had it for only one year. Extremely disappointed, PC's hardly have this issue.

    58 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Meadville

    After about a year of normal use your laptop essentially becomes a desktop... <1 hour battery life. I cannot believe Apple has not redesigned these yet...

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Real Happy!!

    • Written by from Grand Haven

    I have an early-2008 15" MBP. The original battery lasted over 350 cycles, about three years usage for me. I had to replace it in late March of 2011. The $100 replacement battery was completely shot 17 months later after only 82 cycles! Not much bang for the buck!

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    • Written by from Sugar Hill

    I purchased this battery in April 2011. It died in August of 2012. Expensive battery for just 17 months worth of use.

    44 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have to give it a star?

    • Written by from Houston

    I've been through five batteries in sisiyears and that's only because I'm not above turning this computer into a desktop in order to avoid buying another one. The only thing worse is the charger.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cycle the battery!

    • Written by from Charlottetown

    I have gotten over 600 cycles out of my battery and although it needs to be replaced now, it still lasts for about 45 minutes. I've had my battery for over 3 years (I can't remember exactly, I just know the warranty on my pro is over) and I cycled the battery faithfully at least once a week (usually more often) and when I saw the health declining at one point I even brought it back up by making sure to do more full cycles rather than partly draining/charging it. These batteries are ridiculously awesome if you take care of them.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best battery ever!!!

    • Written by from Ballwin

    I just got the new battery today, and so far it's worked great.

    12 of 59 people found this useful