• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rechargeable battery

    • Written by from Kincardine

    I intended to purchase a rechargeable battery but because of the reviews I have put it on hold.
    Apple should take note of this battery only lasting 1 year from many users.
    Many Apple customers have a mind set that all Apple products are perfect. If Apple sold a cable with no conductors in it, some would say "5 star because it has a perfect plastic tube".
    Until I see an improvement in the reviews for this product I will not purchase this item.

    13 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Calgary

    i bought a new battery about a year ago, and my computer needs a new one again, it goes from 100% charged to 30% in about 40 minutes... and it will die within another 20 minutes. its supper annoying considering how expensive these batteries are.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible unreliable battery

    • Written by from Montreal

    Battery stopped working after a year and a half. Went to apple store, ran mri and other tests. Battery passed all the test but cannot find why the battery is not working. Changed the battery and charged me for their deffective battery. Would not be surprised if the new battery dies after a year and a half again.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vejle

    After just 15 cycles, the health is down to 84%, and my Macbook have , once shutdown, without notice.. Strange..

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Boulder City

    Barely lasts an hour after >500 cycles.. Would give it 0 stars if possible.. you'd think at this price apple would put out a quality product, but no.

    81 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly Unreliable

    • Written by from Cape Carteret

    The battery is 14 months old, and I discharge it completely at least twice a month, yet it will only run my computer for 20 minutes! Completely unacceptable! Believe me when I say that I have taken the absolute best care of this battery: I am a Junior computer science/engineering student at a North Carolina Engineering College.

    99 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery , Poor Charger , Maybe consider a different brand not the same

    • Written by from WILLOW STREET

    Apple Lost the quality they once had that netted cult like following. I baby everything I own 100 cycles battery is junk and Oh yeah 2 charge adapters. Apple macbook and charger = FAIL dont buy unless they change these. Really turned off by quality. Ashamed because my previous products seemed bullet proof. Maybe its made in China manufacturing. You should be above this APPPLE up the quality and I will gladly pay more like I did in late 90's . Fail

    101 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing you can do!

    • Written by from bluffton

    This battery lasted 2 months before it started to go bad. So hear I am buying another battery. There is nothing that I can do so I have to man up and spend $130. Come on Apple your better then this. When did you start to make junk?

    106 of 137 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery ever from Apple!!!

    • Written by from Singapore

    Actually, I first bought Apple product from my friends' advertisement about its quality etc... But it ends up with full of disappointment especially the battery of my Macbook pro 13 inch. Only after 16 cycles (I did calibration 1-2 months as instructed by Apple), the battery health now is 78%. I feel so stunned with that. As compared to what Apple self advertise: New generation of battery that can maintain up to 80% after 1000 cycles of charging, it seems Apple only tell lies, at least that's true for me. I also try to call Apple center in Singapore, but they say the battery is normal with all above-mentioned information. So, please be careful with Apple's advertisement.

    53 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not amused

    • Written by from Luzern

    On my 13" MacBookPro the battery shows 68% after 244 cycles. Already deep-cycled the battery twice, no improvement.

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swelling after 50 cycles, interferes w/trackpad

    • Written by from Princeton

    I've had the battery for a few years and it has swelled after only 50 cycles. The battery pushes against the trackpad, making it very hard to use. I use the laptop almost exclusively while powered, so rarely do I use the battery. However now the battery seems dangerous, like there's a lot of built-up pressure causing it to physically swell. Why should anyone spend $130 on a replacement that could do the same thing?

    Here is my battery report:
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 3140
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3172
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 50
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 282
    Voltage (mV): 12568

    82 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Battery

    • Written by from Scarborough

    Im a big apple fan and I really enjoy all their products, expect this battery! I got the Macbook because of everyones review on how great they are and how they never seem to have any problems, and I never have except for this battery. It lasted me just a year during which time it would only give me about 1.5 hours of cordless use. After the one year period I have used it - it just completely died out on me. Im sorry, I really don't think it is worth spending $130 for another try at this batter.

    57 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is horrible

    • Written by from indianapolis

    If I could give it 0 stars, I would. Apple should pay ME to get a new battery. I have been let down by Apple. You would think by the amount of reviews saying this battery blows that Apple would do something about it. The battery lasts 40 minutes and then its dead. Junky battery Apple!

    62 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, what is your problem?!?

    • Written by from Antioch

    I have always liked Apple products, but the battery life on my MacBook is just plain ridiculous! I've had my computer for 18 months, and I'm lucky if my battery lasts 45 minutes before having to plug it in. It's quite upsetting to see my friends who have PCs with much better battery quality. Why would I pay $130 for a battery that won't last long at all? This is just not right Apple. You need to step up your game.

    98 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst battery

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 270
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 270
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 462
    Condition: Poor
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 156
    Voltage (mV): 12544

    The battery all of the sudden died on my after 400 cycles, and it doesnt hold its charge longer than 2 minutes.

    48 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor shelf life

    • Written by from dorchester

    Current Battery Capacity: 2153 mAh
    Original Battery Capacity: 4100 mAh
    Battery-Loadcycles: 350
    Age of Mac: 23 months

    In about a month, my battery capacity has plummeted from 75-80% to 52%! This is a rapid deteriation, which I wasn't expecting, as I take good care of my battery. I can't even calibrate the battery properly now, due to the ever-increasingly decine in battery capacity - the battery doesn't know when to reserve charge for when it needs to go into sleep mode! This means that my macbook will suddenly, without warning, shut down, and due to Pages not having a recovery function, I have lost several important documents.

    I do not have the money avaliable to suddenly shell out £100. Their needs to be a price cut, or a new battery developed. It is ridiculous that the mac issued less than a year after mine has a 5-7 hour charge and a lengthy shelf life, and mine, which i purchased for a similar price, has a 1-2 hour charge after less than 2 years of use.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lisboa

    I bought my Macbook an 1,5 year ago and my battery worked fine until one week ago it started to die very quickly, with no warning, and sometimes it shuts of when it has 40% charge, i don't understand, my expensive Macbook sudently transformed itself in a desktop, and i don't use it so often, imagine if i did...here are the values:

    Carga restante (mAh): 454
    Carga completa: Não
    A carregar: Sim
    Capacidade total (mAh): 1042
    Informação de estado:
    Contagem de ciclos: 345
    Condição: Poor
    Bateria instalada: Sim
    Amperagem (mA): 374
    Voltagem (mV): 12325

    And sometimes, in "Amperagem" i have NEGATIVE VALUES is this normal??? (now is charging...), but i have my computer for a little more than a year and my battry condicion is POOR??
    Not happy and this week i'll go to a Mac tecnical assistent store and see what's going on.
    I can't believe i'll have to buy a 130 euro battery every 2 years....
    Apple really has to sort this serious problem, i see in internet foruns and even in Apple's web site i'm not the only one.
    I'll soon write if going to thetecnical assistent was any help....Very dissapointed....

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk Battery

    • Written by from Jeffersonville

    Not much to add to what others have said about the poor performance of this battery. I never unplugged my laptop much and after only 197 cycles by battery is defunct. Apple Store was no help. Now out of warranty. Upset.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall Necessary

    • Written by from Toronto

    Cycles: 369
    Health: 31%

    Need I say more? I know I'm over 300 cycles, but there's simply no excuse for how fast my battery has deteriorated. This isn't right Apple!

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    problem battery

    • Written by from moraga

    I've had my MacBook for two years. I noticed it was holding a charge for significantly less time about 6 months after I purchased it, and it has become progressively worse. now it wont hold a charge at all. I was shocked to see so many others having the same problem. Interestingly, I can still get a half hour out of my 11 year old power book when it is fully charged. Do I need to buy a new battery every year or two?

    45 of 50 people found this useful