• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Upset

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I was very upset with the quality of this battery. I love Apple products but I am not at all happy with the battery life. I have not had my laptop for very long and I already need to replace the battery because it now died when disconnected for less than five minutes. The only problem is, my warranty is not valid any more and I don't have the money to replace the battery. I love you Apple but you have thoroughly disappointed me.

    67 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery deforms...

    • Written by from Boulder

    Battery physically deformed and Apple will not replace it as machine is out of the warranty.

    Now, I usually would not have a problem with not covering parts that are not under the warranty. But I am concerned that battery that physically deforms might have been a hazard. Apple technician acknowledged a concern, didn't presented any info pointing that this my concerns about safety hazard are unfounded. I was told I would have to pay full price for the battery and that there is online feedback form if I have complaint. Well, I would use review form for the product.

    Poorly handled on this one, Apple. If this is not a safety hazard, educate a customer. If it is, then cover it yourself. Safety hazards should be covered under different policy then simple equipment failure.

    This is coming from someone who purchased three iPhones, iPad and multiple Macs since 2008. So I am definitely having high opinion about company and products, and recommended Apple to many people. Still, there are ways to mishandled support so that even loyal customers feel a need to share negative experience.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Long-lasting? Not!

    • Written by from Houston

    I've had my aluminum macbook for less than 2 years, and I already need a replacement battery. I was told that I exceeded my number of charge cycles (allowed about 300 cycles I was at 294) and it was already dying on me after about an hour of normal use. And I never misused my battery, only did complete charge cycles and unplugged promptly when complete. So it's quite hard for me to believe that I spent about $1900 on a laptop whose battery needs to be replaced every 2 years! You have got to be kidding me. I wish they were able to upgrade the older models to have an internal 10 hr battery, i would be willing to pay for the upgrade, because it beats having to replace this one every 2 years. Hope this helps

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    24 months, going strong

    • Written by from Provo

    Here's the stats from my battery, bought it Oct '08 I still get about 3 hours of battery life.

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3941
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3941
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 537
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 187
    Voltage (mV): 12596

    7 of 17 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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life

    • Written by from Mililani

    I've only had my laptop for about a year now. I started using it for school, and I noticed the battery drains so fast now! It takes forever to fully charge, and drains in about an hour. Also, when it says how long it will take for you to run out of battery, it doesn't actually last that long. So I have to keep checking the percentage. Short battery life! Please fix this apple. Apparently, many people are having the same problems.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, Bad Battery!!

    • Written by from San Rafael

    It last a little longer than 3 hours just the first time I used it unplugged, since then, the charge last considerably less, less and less, and two days ago it blowed up, it looks like those inflated metal sheet sculpture, it is thigh on the edges but fat on the center. Not fair, a $129 battery with a 2 - 3 months lead time and last less than 24 months. I think Apple should come out with an upgraded model that last longer and does not get fat.

    MacBook 13" Aluminum

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good While It Lasted

    • Written by from Irvine

    I was very happy with this battery while it lasted - but it did not last long enough! After about 18 months and 200 cycles the battery life dropped dramatically and the % remaining became totally unreliable, so I would lose all power without warning. By 230 cycles the battery was good for about 30 minutes of power on a full charge! Also, I should mention that I followed all the battery care instructions and re-calibrated the battery monthly, so I don't think the problems can be attributed to any misuse on my end. The reason it gets 2 stars is because, before the problems occurred, the battery was great and lasted for 3 to 4 hours of good use.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Look after your batteries!

    • Written by from El Medano

    I have had mine 15 months and it still charges 100% and gives me a full day´s work as I don´t take my charger with me. I ALWAYS run it flat before charging as recommended. It charges to 100% and no change in the time I have had it. Lots of "short" charges WILL ruin the battery.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold a charge after barely a year

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The title says it all. I'm looking for a 3rd party battery in hopes it's more reliable than apple's.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from vancouver

    I have had my macbook aluminum for just over a year now. It's the MacBook that they had for about a couple months during 2009. then they changed the name to MacBook Pro. But anyways. My battery was having no problems. Then when i went to go use my Mac i open it up. And then about 30 seconds later it died. Nothing worked. Not even the battery indicator. It literally died. So i went to plug it in. Then the led light on the front starts flashing like crazy. And now it won't charge. The battery indicator keeps on blinking. It's always at 0% and right as in unplug it. It dies again.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery!

    • Written by from South Gate

    I've had my Macbook for 22 months now. My battery is at 275 cycles and the battery capacity is at 4006 mAh. The original capacity was 4100 mAh. Maybe there are defective batteries out there, but mine has been just fine.

    8 of 13 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

    Apple, I am just disappointed

    • Written by from Far Hills

    Come on now Apple. When I bought my Macbook 16 months ago, the battery was advertised as state of the art. The battery lasted no longer than a year before it completely died. The computer will not run on battery for more than 10 minutes.

    Based on the numerous similar reviews, this is not simple wear and tear, Apple. This should be covered! I am just disappointed!

    137 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Troubles

    • Written by from Houston

    My first battery lasted 9 months and was replaced under warranty.

    My replacement also only lasted 9 months (notice a theme yet?). Apple normally says the warranty on batteries is one year. When the replacement died they then tell me that they will not replace it. They say that it only has a 90 day warranty.

    Why does the same battery have a 1 year replacement at times and 90 day at other times? It's the same battery. Apple should stand behind their products the same. If someone has already had a problem once then not standing behind it the second time is not the smart thing to do. This is very frustrating.

    85 of 90 people found this useful