• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wake up Apple! Hear the People!

    • Written by from Powell

    I have to say, the worst experience I've ever had with batteries has been with Apple's MacBooks (AND iPHONES). I love my Mac... but completely despise their batteries. So much so that I'm almost tempted to switch back to a PC... honestly. I don't want to spend $130 every 6 months on an already expensive piece of hardware just to keep the battery life at a desirable state. I simply don't understand why Apple consistently chooses to cheapen their image by using batteries that fade away and die so incredibly quick. This is a pure indication of a cheap battery manufacturer. Apple, PLEASE, do yourselves a favor and easily correct this horrible reputation you have for batteries. It's simply not worth the negative publicity. People talk about it all the time when referencing your products. It's in craigslist postings, forums, reviews... the list goes on. Find yourselves a new manufacturer for the love of god. I've owned laptops that boast half of the battery life you claim to offer but last twice as long.

    I bought this Unibody MacBook Pro I'm using ONLY about 4 months ago and already the battery literally lasts about 2 hours if I'm lucky. It doesn't have to be this way... do it now. Go find a new manufacturer for your batteries. It's simple. Save yourselves from this negative publicity. It will come back to bite you in the rear end if you don't fix it. The solution isn't simply building your batteries into the laptop. I deliberately chose not to go with the built in battery version of the laptop because I know your batteries all too well... not only would I have to replace my battery in 4 months, I'd have to be without my laptop for a while. Learn from your competition... their batteries ACTUALLY hold a charge. As a company Apple does many wonderful things but I feel like they can also make some very stupid choices sometimes. I hope Apple eventually realizes how important it is in the consumer's eye to have a laptop that's actually portable because it has a battery than can hold a charge while still offering the option to swap it for long trips. Apple, don't take my word on it, talk to your customers and ask them what they think about your batteries. Also your batteries in your phones wear out so fast-you should of at least made them "easily" replaceable with a snap off back cover and easy connectors...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brutal Battery Life

    • Written by from Edmonton

    My old battery was only getting about one hour of work in between charges, so I changed it yesterday. Improved to a whopping 1.5 hours, for a grand total of $150! Was promised at least 5 hours. Super disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    • Written by from Madison

    Despite all the negative reviews you really can get a lot of years out of these batteries. I had my MBP with the original battery for over five years and was still getting between 2-3 hours of use out of it per charge. It finally started swelling a little and the trackpad stopped working so I just bought a new one.

    I work in a large education environment providing IT support. Yes, after enough time these batteries can swell. However, it's typically well beyond their expected life span (4-5 years in most cases) and no, Apple's batteries aren't unique in this aspect, we see it in the Dell laptops too.

    If you compare this to the new laptops you're going to be disappointed as you won't get as many charges and the battery won't last as long. However, if you compare it to it's competition at the time the laptop was made (remember these were released in 2008) they were very good. And when you install enough RAM and an SSD, the machine is still pretty usable...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going on my third battery

    • Written by from Washington

    The battery life is terrible, it only lasts a few hours when brand new but dies after a little more than a year. Bad Apple! Bad!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Battery

    • Written by from Katy

    This battery is awesome. I would stay away from third party batteries. Also research how to calibrate your new battery and best performance!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Battery!

    • Written by from Bend

    Like many have said before, my battery and my wife's battery has swollen til the point where the track pad isn't working. They're both about 4 years old. I have our MBs plugged in and removed the batteries. Works fine without the batteries, Really is terrible to have to keep them plugged in all the time. Hopefully Apple will resolve this issue.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First Battery since Oktober 2008

    • Written by from Bokensdorf

    I have my Battry running since 63 Month with 843 loadcycles and it still holds up to 1:30 hour. Sometimes even more.
    Currently I don't want to buy a new one but I guess I have to this year.

    As some poster already wrote. There was just a little battery maintaining. Most of the time my woman simply used the chaos recycle strategie. And to be honest, I guess this was the right way.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ready for my second replacement

    • Written by from Grosse Pointe Farms

    The stock battery that came with the computer held its advertised (8hr) charge for about a month or two, then slowly began losing charge and overheating to the point that the battery swelled inside its compartment and was not longer usable. I replaced that battery a little over a year ago and and now finding myself in the exact same predicament.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Deserves more credit than it gets

    • Written by from Goose Creek

    I have had this battery for 4 years and it runs for about 45 minutes off the charger still. When I first got it I had no complaints but it has been dying quickly for the past year or so. Considering the tortures I put this thing through between dropping it, never letting it drain to recharge and such, and never putting my computer on sleep or shutdown (yes i am terrible I know) this thing has lasted two life times! Honestly, my particular battery was probably the hardest working one on earth, so props to it. This product doesn't deserve as much hate as it gets.

    Pros:
    -Had great battery life for years
    -Lasted for 906 charging cycles (and still works, I am just buying a new one)
    -Lasted 4 years despite me abusing it
    -It has said it 'needs to be replaced now' for 2 years and is still kicking

    Cons:
    -It is 4 years old, and like many of these batteries, it is swollen and makes my trackpad malfunction

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life/had problems from the very first day

    • Written by from Woodstock

    When I first got my laptop, the battery wouldn't last more than 3 hours. I had it check twice in a year and the test showed the battery is OK (so called GREEN zone). Battery started failing after a year, didn't last for more than half an hour for a while and now only 5-10 minutes max. I had so many issues during this 4 years with this MacBook Pro besides the battery ( I had to change the HD 3 times; the CD-ROM doesnt work for the past 2 years) but paying this much money for something that I know will fail again is outrageous. I have used my laptop almost as a stationery mac. I had to have it plugged in all the time and wouldn't buy this if the the power adapter was not failing; the pins have gotten loose and it wont work sometimes... VERY DISAPPOINTED... having to pay more than $50 for such a side product is too much.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!!!

    • Written by from Provo

    Not even a single star to this awful battery, but in order to publish this review I had to give one star!!!. Overpriced and the charge doesn't last for more than two hours. I can't believe Apple is charging $130 bucks for a piece of hardware that has such a terrible performance. Apple should do something. It is not fair for me to pay such a high price for a mistake done by Apple with this battery!!!. In three years I already changed the battery twice and right now I'm going for a third one!! Not Fair!! They should at least lower the price of this battery. And the worst, MB's don't turn on without a battery even when they are plugged in.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery LIFE BLOWS

    • Written by from Southlake

    What are we going to do.. we have the notebooks- BUT- I must carry 2 batteries if I am mobile and on the road... off to purchase one more battery then consider my options on my next notebook carefully...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Ditto every negative battery life thread here. The battery has never held the advertised 6-8 hours of charge and from about a year after ownership til now, the battery cannot hold a charge if it's disconnected from the power cable for more than a few minutes.

    On a side note, it's a total joke that I've taken the time to write this, that you've taken the time to read this, and that Apple has allowed "product reviews" on these batteries to begin with. The fact of the matter is that virtually no one shops for a laptop battery unless their current one is dead; you are here because you NEED a battery. Your current Apple product has failed you and there is no recourse except to spend an exorbitant amount of money on this new product that experience and several hundred product reviews assure you will be no better than your last expensive mistake.

    I have been an Apple fanatic for years and have long defended their products, but they really should own up to this design flaw and compensate their patrons accordingly. This product is horrible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE BATTERY

    • Written by from Leesburg

    I've had my MBP since January 2009 and have had the battery replaced 3 times. It will barely last a full house if I'm ONLY doing normal web browsing. I can't afford to keep buying $129 batteries and them not work. I love Apple products, but this has GOT to be fixed!!!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 5 YEars

    • Written by from chesapeake

    I have a 2008 MacBook Pro 15". I am finally replacing the battery on it. I don't know what everyone is complaining about. This Battery has lased 5 deployments and a 7 foot drop. SO i love it!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible batteries

    • Written by from Simi Valley

    I bought my macbook pro 15" unibody in 2009, and I have gone through 2 apple batteries, and I now have to buy a third. Seems ridiculous to me. My dell battery lasted over 3 years! I paid 3x the amount for this laptop, and they won't ever replace the batteries. So another $129? That's some expensive maintenance for a 2k laptop. Not happy.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Garbage

    • Written by from Markham

    I can not believe that my new battery bought yesterday can only provide 2 hrs charge and that is on power saver mode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15" MacBook Pro Battery

    • Written by from Longview

    The MacBook Pro batteries are atrocious! I shelled out over $2000 for my MacBook Pro in 2009. I should not have to shell out another $130 for a battery in a years time. Or ever for that matter.

    40 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What ???

    • Written by from saint-bruno

    What is the problem with this battery ?
    The original lasted about 2 years and 2-3 months, so I figured ok, let's replace it as my Mac asks for.
    The new one has been in place for less than a year, and my Mac is asking for replacement again ! What ???
    280 bucks in 3 years for 2 batteries !
    Common Tim, have your guys come up with a real battery !
    It goes in a mac !

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible battery life, lasted 8 months

    • Written by from Neptune Beach

    The original was good for 4 years and the new one has already gone dead after 8 months... $139. for 8 months life is terrible. I can see why they don't provide a warranty...

    30 of 30 people found this useful