• 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!

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 1.0 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.

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  • 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.

    -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

    -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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    5 of 6 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...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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


    • 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!!!!

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  • 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!

    3 of 3 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.

    10 of 14 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    33 of 39 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.

    39 of 52 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 41 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...

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lithonia

    The original battery that came with my laptop was great and lasted about 2 or 3 years before I depleted it. Then when I bought a replacement from an Apple store last year I immediately noticed it wasn't holding a charge as well as it should.

    It's progressively gotten worse, and I haven't had the opportunity to go back to the Apple store to request an exchange (I live far away). The battery currently loses 1% charge per minute, on the lowest brightness setting, bluetooth off, and with only one Microsoft Word document open. Frustrating to say the least.

    Morale of this story: Make sure the battery isn't defective before you get too far from where you buy it. Or buy it from amazon.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product from apple...

    • Written by from Johns Creek

    I own 2 Acer laptops (I3) bought each at $599. They are being heavily used by my kids on daily basis but its battery still work like it is advertised.

    But sadly, i have paid more than $2000 for this Mac Book Pro (i7), and used almost 70% of what my kids used the laptops. And all of sudden it stopped charging the battery and the OS says it need to be replaced. If we have to pay almost 4 times the prices for getting this junk then why do we need a Mac? Isn’t that to make the Apple's top officials wallet lot bigger?

    The fact is that my i3 laptops are way faster than this i7 mac book pro, it takes forever to boot and/or open any app, even after upgrading the memory to 8GB. They're giving you the 5400rpm hard drive. If Apple is putting all the cheapest hardware in the system and making the external case look pretty then what is the point of Apple? Attract the customers based on look and not by the performance? PC works lot better than this Mac these days... Apple messed up in the Mac as well as in iPhones... Why in the world you go backward Apple because we trust in you too much?

    Common Apple, I think you can do lot better to make your valuable customers satisfied if not happy. Put some good parts in your products that are reliable...

    23 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery for MBP

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have my 1st gen. 15 in MBP all-aluminum unibody (w/ black keyboard) since 2008. Now 5 years later, I've consistently had 3 to 3.5 hrs use out of 1 single charge. Lately the battery warning came on, and I've been procrastinating on getting a new one. One day I let the battery completely drained overnight and the next day the MBP would not wake up, the screen stay completely black, with or without the AC adapter plugged in, with or with the battery removed and AC connected.

    I took it to Apple Genius Bar (Emeryville) Marie got it working again (bless her heart!) and today the same problem recurred. I've had my fill with this battery, so I'm not complaining. I'll take Marie's advice though: "Next time if it happens again you need to buy a new battery." Sure, I will have to fork out 130 big American dollars and forego buying a lot of rice with that amount!

    13 of 21 people found this useful