• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and poor-performance

    • Written by from Potomac

    My MBP is almost 4 years old and runs on AC power 90% of the time. I'm about to purchase the 3rd battery, as it only holds ~1300 mAh after 157 charge cycles. I religiously follow the protocol each month, as well.

    My theory is that the MBP runs very hot and can't dissipate the heat efficiently. As heat increases battery performance but shortens life by a factor of two for every 10°C increase above 25–30°C (18°F above 77–86°F), the effect is degradation.

    If I hear Apple engineers snickering at my naive analysis, I challenge them to better explain their faulty design.

    31 of 33 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bulgy battery

    • Written by from Montréal

    My Macbookpro is 3.5 years old. The battery had been still in perfect condition in March. Then during a long flight in April,I watched HD movies on my macbook pro, and after about 1.5 hours the battery started to swell and I was unable to use my touchpad.

    Ever since then,then battery became worse and worse. Today, it is NOT possible any longer to charge it.

    I am sure macbookpro's battery could swell in flight due to less air pressure, and that is not restorable.

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible swelling

    • Written by from APO

    Had to replace the first battery because the old one swelled up so much I couldn't use the touch pad any more. The second one hasn't even lasted 6 months and now reports a "Service Battery" alarm. I'm happy with my MacBook Pro but I really wish there was another option for the battery.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No other choice

    • Written by from Lery

    I must say i'm disappointed, let me explain a bit ( yeah it'll sound like the other reviews indeed ) It's my second year with my MBP, I bought a new battery at around 10 months because it couldn't even hold a charge for 2 hours, around 90 minutes or so. Now this 'newer' battery is dead after 8 months, can't even hold a charge for 1 hour, i put my first battery back and i can hold a bit longer than the 8 months battery. I have to buy another battery for my MBP after less than 2 years of use ? Thanks apple

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

    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

    Give me liberty or give me better battery life, please!

    • Written by from Bartlesville

    I just replaced my MacBook Pro battery. My system profiler indicated that my battery life was "poor" and I bought a new battery at the Apple store. Well, the life on this "new" battery is not much better. Rated as "good" in my system profiler, this replacement battery is not worth the $129 price tag. With a 100% charge and utilizing energy saver settings to increase battery life, I get 1 hour 27 minutes of time unplugged. I have drained, charged and tried again...just about the same. I have never owned anything but a Mac, please please please Apple give us a battery that has some staying power and really is worth the $129 we willing give you!

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    Brand new out of the box, first charge, it gets 2.5 hours (on the better battery performance setting). This is unacceptable. For reference, I'm using the first generation unibody pro from 2008.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A battery every year is a little rediculous

    • Written by from CHARLESTON

    I have replaced the battery in my 15" MBP every year since the purchase. Come on Apple

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery life for 15-inch MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Amesbury

    Love my computer, hate the battery. I have rarely taken my computer out of the house, and even more rarely run the computer on the battery alone. Both times have been on long airline flights. Very frustrating watching EVERYONE around you on their little Dell's gaming, playing movies, and generally having a great time while you sit with your MacBook Pro looking sleek and fine, providing about 45 minutes of battery life.
    Have replaced the battery 3 times while under warranty and will have to replace again along with the power cord for the third time.

    32 of 37 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very displeased

    • Written by from Verona

    OK I knew I had to get a new battery after 300 cycles, so a put out the cash for a new 100% healthy battery. I calibrate and guess what? It is worse that the one I have had for almost 2 years. It's as if these replacement batteries are lower quality versions than the ones that come with the laptop. Very unhappy. I still love my MBP, but this stings.

    26 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

    So bad, I can't believe Apple sells it. Seriously.

    • Written by from Carmel

    This battery is horrendous. Please if you have any battery life left in your original battery, keep that instead. This battery is HOT, I mean really HOT to the point that my keyboard is sometimes very warm. An uncomfortable warm. So HOT that the fans run all the time, which makes the laptop very unpleasant to work on. I superbly recommend NOT BUYING THIS! Apple what are/were you thinking?

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died on me right after 1 year

    • Written by from Kandy

    Right after 1 year warranty this thing decided to give me the "Service battery" warning just after 140 cycles, but apple says 1000 haa! Now it holds for about 3 hrs of normal work... and why does it always go right after warranty????

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible battery Great Computer

    • Written by from Plano

    I'm going to order a third battery for my MBP 5.1 That is one per year, the first one lasted 14 months the other 2 not quite as long, come on Apple get you battery problems fixed, it ridiculous having to buy a battery every year for a computer that is only used on battery power a couple of hours a week, the rest of the time it's always plugged in to AC power.

    31 of 37 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent battery but dies off quickly and erratically towards EOL

    • Written by from Paterson

    This is a standard battery for the older MacBook Pro's. To the people complaining about not getting 8 hours of battery life, you are confusing different models. Up until at least late 2008, the MacBook Pro's had removable batteries which lasted 3-4 hours (2-3 more realistically). Apple never advertised these as having 7-8 hours. The newer models with the non-removable batteries are capable of lasting 7 hours, give or take an hour. The fact that these newer models have much larger internal built-in batteries is the reason why they last that long.

    26 of 28 people found this useful