• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life Decent/Cost is silly

    • Written by from Keuka Park

    I am about to replace the battery on my 13" Macbook after 1390 cycles, I guess that is pretty decent from what I read. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because of the cost.

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The great Notebook & Battery

    • Written by from Songkhla

    I'm the new user of macbook from Thailand. i'm just changed to mac book aluminum 13" just a few weeks ago and i know now it's incredible notebook and battery compare with my old notebook HP tx1000. before i can using my old notebook with battery life just not over 1 hour.

    But for new macbook aluminum i can used it for 4-5 hours.

    Incredible product.

    80 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad, so sad

    • Written by from Portland

    This battery is horrible! I've had my MacBook for 2 years and the battery is literally fried. Whenever the cord unplugs- even for half a second- the computer shuts down. Why can't Apple make a better battery?

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed as well

    • Written by from Chelsea

    Bought my Mac in Jan 2009, starting in Jan 2010 the computer shuts down when on battery power. My charge indicates it's at 100% and it runs for a couple minutes and then shuts off. Now just beyond the warranty period it's hard to decide, $129 for a new battery which might not solve my problem, or $249 for Applecare.

    62 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A complete and unnecessary disappointment, come on Apple.....

    • Written by from Ellenwood

    I came to this site to check the prices for this battery to replace my current one, and not only was I surprised to find so many negative reviews, but also disappointed as i've had the same experiences, which you would not expect seeing as this was an Apple branded product. Two years is INDEED the magic number, I've had my MacBook since 2008 and it continues to work fine, but the battery itself will only last about 30 - 40 mins on a full charge. If I dim the screen to about 25% (which barely makes you able to see anything depending on the lighting) then you MAY squeeze out more. $129 is honestly laughable for this product.

    56 of 57 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

    96 of 140 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!

    58 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this battery depletes quickly

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My laptop is just under two years old. That seems to be the magic number here. I get less than seven minutes of battery life before my computer shuts off (not into safe-sleep, just off without saving anything). I am going with a third-party battery. Yuck!

    51 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Battery Life

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I thought I was the only one with the problem and even when I went to the apple store the salesperson I spoke to was surprised at the short battery life. I've had my aluminum Macbook for almost two years and the battery doesn't last at all. Even when it says it's fully charged it shuts down for no reason!

    48 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Battery is Best to Pathetic...

    • Written by

    I have been using Macbook for last two years. For first 18 Months, battery life was coming to 3 to 4 hours. I was very satisfied. But Suddenly one day it stopped working. It is absolutely pathectic thing is that my battery was not charging 1%. it started to show 0% always.
    Normal batteries will show some signs of declining life time. But Apple macbook battery work well for some time and suddenly it stops working which clearly shows there is some terrible technical problem in the design of the product.
    If u dont have any option, then go Ahead and buy macbook Battery. It caused lot of inconvenices to me. In this matter, Dell and HP is far better. I would love to hear from other users

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    How to get the most out of your Mac Battery

    • Written by from Washington

    I have also found the battery in my Macbook to be less than great. But that is apparently a known trade-off on Apple's part. Seeing some of the reviews here, it seems clear that some people would benefit from "recalibrating" their batter from time to time. Here's how to do it (from Apple's support site):

    PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD), MacBook (all models), MacBook Pro (all models), and MacBook Pro (17-inch) (all models)

    The battery calibration for the PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) and any model of MacBook or MacBook Pro has been updated because of a new battery released with this computer. With these computers, follow these steps to calibrate your battery:

    Plug in the power adapter and fully charge your PowerBook's battery until the light ring or LED on the power adapter plug changes to green and the onscreen meter in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.

    Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for at least two hours. You may use your computer during this time as long as the adapter is plugged in.

    Disconnect the power adapter while the computer still on and start running the computer off battery power. You may use your computer during this time. When your battery gets low, the low battery warning dialog appears on the screen.

    At this point, save your work. Continue to use your computer; when the battery gets very low, the computer will automatically go to sleep.

    Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or more.

    Connect the power adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged again.

    Tip: When the battery reaches "empty", the computer is forced into sleep mode. The battery actually keeps back a reserve beyond "empty", to maintain the computer in sleep for a period of time. Once the battery is truly exhausted, the computer is forced to shut down. At this point, with the safe sleep function introduced in the PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) computers, the computer's memory contents have been saved to the hard drive. When power is restored, the computer returns itself to its pre-sleep state using the safe sleep image on the hard drive.

    51 of 55 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.

    54 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor life.

    • Written by

    I'm echoing basically the same thing I'm seeing on a lot of recent reviews. Have had the Macbook for 15 months and it now shuts down with about 45 minutes remaining on the battery. Even a full charge only lasts for about an hour. Shame that it has such a short life.

    Full charge capacity (mAh): 2064
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 505
    Condition: Replace Soon
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 1397
    Voltage (mV): 12267

    52 of 58 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.

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't hold a charge

    • Written by from Burns Lake

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks these batteries work (like my vacuum) ...since I'm also being censored!

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Daly City

    This battery is terrible. It does not last for many hours and after having my Macbook for only a year and 4 months, my battery is completely DEAD. Now when my computer is left unplugged it goes from 100% to 0% in, I kid you not, 5 minutes or less. Really? A dead battery after less than 1.5 years?! (and no, I'm not one of those people who leave the power cord in all day when it is at 100%. I take good care of my batteries.) I love Macs and hate PCs, but my old Dell Inspiron battery lasted me 5-6 years! The only upside to that laptop, of course. Apple, please get better quality batteries, I beg of you. I love my computer to death and it does not deserve such abuse!

    50 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Underestimate the Value of This Battery!

    • Written by from Guelph

    This battery was rated for 500cycles, but instead decided to give me 1437 before going to that great big battery field up in the sky. I didn't even practice the "good battery care techniques" that I've only now learned exist.

    As far as I'm concerned, that's great value.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 years and working great

    • Written by from Middleton

    As I was about to purchase a new battery, and after reading the reviews, I realized how lucky I am. I have been using my 2008 Late Aluminum MacBook unplugged for nearly 2 hours now, and I am at 70%, with 3 hours remaining. I noticed the review that suggested unplugging when fully charged. Although there were times I would leave it plugged in for a day or two, generally, it was left unplugged, so this may well be helpful after all. The price of the battery is rather steep, so I think I might just wait a little longer to order a second batter, just to have one on hand. I realize now that I confused the charge in this MacBook to the one in my IPad. Hey...I'm old, it happens.

    49 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree. After a year it's worthless!!

    • Written by from Mesa

    My battery says it's going to last 2.3 hours when I first disconnect it. When it reaches about 1 hour left, it just blacks out and shuts down abruptly. I too thought this battery was leading edge when I bought it. I was going to purchase the new macbook air, but they say the same thing about that battery....you really can't believe what they say anymore, which is sad. Apple was about the only big company I trusted until now.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No support, flawed battery.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    My MacBook, aluminum, is just 18 months old and only used for personal use at home. I've always charged it fully then used it until prompted battery was low. Suddenly my battery will charge for an hour, turn green and then last for 45 minutes. I went to Apple where they ran a test on my computer and told me that the battery has been "cycled" 388 times and the max is 300. My partner also has a MacBook, the white one, and has had for over two years with no battery issues. All Mac would tell me is that I'm out of warranty and I'd need to buy a new one for $129. I've read enough reviews to know something has to be wrong because I'm not alone with this issue.

    42 of 44 people found this useful