• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery doesn't last more than 2 hours

    • Written by from Providence

    It's a shame that apple can't manufacture a better battery.

    this is after only 15 months and 239 cycles!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery life not quite as advertised

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I bought my MacBook in early 2009, and started having trouble with the battery in less than a year--it ran out to quickly, didn't charge fully, etc.--and things got progressively worse from there on. Unfortunately I waited until after I had clocked 300 cycles on it before I called about a replacement... Once you pass that, you're out of warranty, and out of luck! Not satisfied.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Battery Life

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I have had my macbook for about a year and a half and now I cannot take my computer anywhere because when it's unplugged it dies instantly. Not very good quality.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 4 years = 1300 cycles

    • Written by from san diego

    i bought a macbook in the summer of 2008 now its the summer of 2012... the battery just recently stopped taking a charge two days ago.

    36 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from DECATUR

    I've had my aluminum Macbook for 2 years exactly...my battery life is so terrible. I can only operate if it's charging. When the battery displays a full charge and I unplug the charger, the battery depletes so fast, I have no time to do anything. This is poor design on Apple's part. Fix it. I love my Macbook but this is a huge issue for me.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook battery is flawed

    • Written by from Savannah

    Anyone who left a good review of this battery when they first got it should be obligated to post a second review a year or so down the road....Now I no nothing last forever, especially the charge on a notebook battery, but it should not go from working one day to completely destroyed the next. I was having problems with my white macbook and took it into the genius bar...they fixed the problem but I am being told my battery is trash now, and it worked perfectly before going in there. He pushed a few buttons, did some things and Bam,,,,broken battery...Here you go Sir, you need to buy a battery for 129.00....Lame

    30 of 34 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.

    27 of 29 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.

    48 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery swells up.

    • Written by from fair lawn

    After 162 cycles, i cannot press the trackpad to click anymore. The battery has swollen up and is pushing out/deforming the battery lid as well.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not to Happy

    • Written by from Ewing

    I too, had my MacBook 13 months and the battery just up and died. I've has an Apple portable for 8 years now in some generation or another and the batteries STILL hold a charge - but not this one. And I have Apple Care - but it's not covered, as batteries are expendables. But 13 months?


    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take care of your battery!

    • Written by from Bobin

    It seems that there are a lot of negative reviews regarding this particular battery so I'm going to try and clear some things up. There are some things you can do to try and extend the life of your battery, the simplest of which is UNPLUGGING your laptop from the charger when the battery it's FULL. If you do this your batteries lifespan will last for years. Example, my laptop is still using it's original 4 year old battery and it's still running strong:
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 1724
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3637
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 1373
    Condition: Normal

    My guess is the people submitting the negative reviews have no idea how to take care of their battery.

    37 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Haledon

    currently 42 months old with 2 hours 10 mins each life with max brightness and a lot of apps open, can't complain. always remove the battery when i dock it to an external screen.

    MackBook 5,1
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 1015
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3416
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 809
    Condition: Normal

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix your stuff Apple!

    • Written by from Playa Del Rey

    I have had my macbook for just shy of 2 years and have finally come to the point where I must order a new battery. The old one would last 2-45 minutes max.

    Apple, read your reviews. YOU HAVE A FREAKING PROBLEM! You know you do and yet you still stick it to everyone to buy a new $130 battery. What a joke! I agree with others who have commented, if you supply a MAC address to a macbook who requires this junk of a battery, offer it at a discount.

    I look forward to see how long my new battery will last.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth the price

    • Written by from Bayonne

    I spent $1,300 on my macbook and a year later once the warranty is up they tell me i'm due for a new battery already that its already past its number of cycles.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery for laptop MacBook Pro 13"

    • Written by from Miami

    Battery does not last more than forty-five minutes after full charge. Need to reThink.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from AMARILLO

    I have had my 13" macbook for just under two years now and I am getting the service battery light. My battery will no longer charge, nor will it last any time away from the plug. I have a pc at home that is four years old and still runs on the same battery. Also $129 for a replacement? A new pc battery only cost $80. This cobbled with the three times I have had to replace the hard drive, I will probably go with pc next time.

    Mac is great, but only when it works.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointed

    • Written by from BARCELONA

    Same here, everyday intense usage and after about one year computer shuts down and battery is completely down although recently charged.. New one needed!!

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad battery

    • Written by from Los angeles

    The battery life is about 3 years old.
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 2571
    Fully Charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 2571
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 379
    Condition: Service Battery

    24 of 26 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.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Faster and faster down the spiral.

    • Written by from Craig

    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 94
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes

    Dunno what's going on, but this battery just doesn't cut it anymore. I've had this second generation, or first, aluminum laptop for little under a year and now the battery is acting up. The battery can't last no longer than 45 minutes without dying. As I type this, the battery went down from 21% to 14%, which was about five minutes. I like this brand, but this is ridiculous. I don't want to have to switch over to Dell or Sony.

    23 of 24 people found this useful