• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    13 Month Batery Life???????

    • Written by from Westport

    You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! So many of us have sunk thousands upon thousands of our very hard earned money into Apple Products over the years. And in return, we get a battery that lasts 13 months (like mine) and the ONLY solution or customer service is for us to buy another battery??? ALREADY?? And for $133.00?? You have got to be joking! Come on APPLE... This is truly unjust!

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery LIFE

    • Written by from Tuscaloosa


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery only last me 13 months

    • Written by from Fremont

    For the money I paid (almost $3,000) the battery last me only 13 months, Apple should replaced it for this short life batterie with out charging any money, sony VAIO did it for me AFTER 2 year of used.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money or time

    • Written by from Madison

    I needed a replacement battery because my original will barely hold a charge. I read the reviews here and hoped they were wrong, they're not! I was careful to ensure I swapped them out correctly and gave it a full charge before each use. I also reset the power settings to factory setting. I also used "Clean my Mac" to make sure everything was ok.

    At 100% battery, reading email and using the internet I was at 10% power in 2 hours 20 minutes. My old battery works better than this one.

    Apple if your listening do something!!! I love your stuff we have 6 iPods, 3 iPads, 2 MacBooks and 1 20" iMac. I expect more quality than this...

    97 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Lifespan

    • Written by from Santiago

    I had the computer for a bit over a year and the battery hasn't even reached 500 cycles and now lasts less than half an hour. It seems that the only thing Apple hasn't nailed down is the battery issue. Offcourse its not like I could say "There is no way I'll buy another one" Because now I have no other choice but to buy another one in order to make my computer work.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lifespan

    • Written by from Encinitas

    This has got to be the worst battery Apple has sold that I can recall. I have 20+ users who use the MacBookPros with these batteries and maybe a few of them have done the monthly calibration. The thing is, it doesn't seem to make a bit of difference. I have replaced ALL the batteries for these laptops. Most of them were replaced after 1 year while some were replaced after 6 month of use. Terrible.

    49 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product, awful service

    • Written by from Appomattox

    I have been exceedingly frustrated with Apple and their inability to produce a good battery. It is even more frustrating how difficult and expensive it is for me, a customer, to replace a poorly made battery. I ordered another battery and will not see it for several months, AFTER paying extra to get it here in two days! It is my understanding that a good business produces all quality products and owns up to any mistakes, taking care of their customers. Apple, I feel like I might be done with your products after my next battery dies (which it will).

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I have had this laptop for about a year and a half and I am already replacing the battery. I can find the previous model of Macbook Pro batteries in abundance at every Apple Store I have been to, yet this battery is sold out everywhere and it is on a 2 to 3 week backorder. I think that speaks volumes to the dependability of this product. The battery in my old Macbook Pro lasted 3 years. The poor quality of the new Macbook Pro batteries is simply unacceptable. It is doubly unacceptable given how difficult it is to even get your hands on one. Now I am stuck using the power cable for the next 3 weeks until I can get a new battery; not really helpful when you are using the laptop for business. Great job Apple!

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Battery = class action suit?

    • Written by from Anytown

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this battery that sound like the experience I had so I'll add my $0.02. I've had my MBP for 16 months (16-18 seems to be the range of life for this battery.) The worst part about it is, all of my local Apple stores don't carry this model (or they're all sold out because I'm not the only one???) If I had known this battery would last me 16 months, I would be using something else. This sounds like a flaw in design or manufacturing that Apple should make right. We'll see if they do something about it, but I'm not holding my breath.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lame battery life

    • Written by from san jose

    bought a refurb mbp with a brand new battery 17 months ago and already i have to replace the battery, says the genius bar. didn't use the battery that much until the last 6 months. pretty lame that apple doesn't make a more reliable battery. *middle-finger*

    the genius bar said they can replace the batter for $99. asked about the warranty on the battery and was told 90 days. then i was told i would get a 12 month warranty on a battery purchased online or off the shelf in the store. lame.

    so now i have to shell out $129.00 on a brand new battery that will probably last about another 17 months of less than average use. lame.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Grapevine

    Original Battery lost charge capacity pretty fast and was totally done after just 18 month.
    Now my brand new original Apple Battery is discharged before a 90 min movie is over.
    It's giving me a bit over a hour. The charging capacity goes down very fast, from 4800mAh to 4600mAh after just 3 charging cycles.
    Weak for $129, only the price shows its Apple, not the performance.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad built and disappointing performance!

    • Written by from San Jose

    After two years of use, i can't barely get a 2 hour use - thats with bluetooth off, set to better battery life and with the display brightness half way down. What's worse, the battery has started to bulge in the middle! A complete rip off!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Giving problems just after 1 year and 2 months

    • Written by from Somerset

    Very Disappointed!
    Now I understand why the warranty on the battery is one year.
    It started giving problems about 1 year and 2 months after I bought my Mac Book Pro.
    When it reached 1 year and 6 months I noticed the icon, "Service Battery".
    I took it to the store, they ran the Apple Diagnostic toolkit and it showed that it is a battery defect.

    Then the good news. Even thou it is a defect I have to buy a new one since the warranty is just one year, but the new battery has a 2 year warranty.

    I wonder why the new one has 2 years and the one that came with the laptop had just 1 year.

    You take your conclusions.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Lifespan

    • Written by from Peterborough

    The battery called it quits just outside (a month or two) of my 1yr hardware warranty. Yes, I am very frustrated as to the performance of this battery. I properly maintained the battery and monitored its health. (this is not my first hardware failure with apple - seems to be frequent - hoping this changes).

    Phone support as always tries their best, but often is bound by policy. It really is disappointing to see when things are defective (clearly) that Apple does not empower them to make things right (properly).

    I purchased a new battery either way, as I need a functioning portable computer.

    All the previous "good" reviews seem to be people that are talking about different batteries/hardware then the unibodies. These batteries will last on average 'just past' their warranty period (go figure?!?!)

    Apples new 'built-in' battery might be a response to this issue, but we'll never know.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing after 15 mos...bulging at the seams!

    • Written by from London

    Bought new in December 2008, already the battery still shows charge, but the seam on the unibody is bulging and the battery needs to be replaced. HELLO...SAFETY issue!

    Not happy, but there is 150 bucks...

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over fast

    • Written by from Dudley

    I've had my macbook pro for 16 months, and The battery has also failed to preform. On a good day I can get 3 hours out of it.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swollen in a year

    • Written by from Westford

    I have only had my mid-2009 MacBook Pro for about a year, and the battery is swollen! I calibrated it every month like Apple suggests and it still swelled up. For a battery of this price, it should last more than a year.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 months down and now.....

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    ....i have 23% health ....i thought this was going to be a great purchase when i first got it .. now at this rate ill be buying a new battery every year ... or be tethered to a wall for the rest of my life.... thanks a lot apple for this great battery.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 months, that's all it took

    • Written by from Bristol

    I only use my macbook for 4hrs/day since I have a desktop that i use more often. Now the capacity has gone from 4600 to 172mAh. And i thought that Mac batteries were supposed to be more efficient. $130 for a battery is too expensive... especially if i have to buy one every 15 months

    15 of 15 people found this useful

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    I am both surprised and disappointed at the same time to find out that I'm not the only one who has to replace her macbook pro battery after just a year of use!! All of sudden it went from 5 hours of battery to 0!

    11 of 11 people found this useful