• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't say I wasn't warned

    A little over a year ago I needed a new battery and had a bit of a dilemma. I had read the reviews here and decided to look around at third party options, however the reviews for those seemed to be just as bad and I figured at least if I bought the genuine article I would have some decent recourse. Well just after the warranty expired the battery conked out completely after only 63 cycles. This time I have gone for a third party battery for half the price and a 50% longer warranty.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible product

    I bought a new replacement battery for my MBP in late October 2013. It is now early December 2014 and the battery is totally gone! £110 down the pan... I wish I could say that this wasn't the case but this is the THIRD replacement battery for my MBP.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the worst spend of money ever?

    Given Apple's usual attention to detail these batteries are possibly the greatest oversight in their product range. They are useless. I'm on my second (both bought in store), and the latest one won't charge at all (sat at 0%) after just under 2 years. At least the first two (the original and first replacement) made 3 years a piece, but they seem to be getting worse. A friend bought a copy battery off of one of the large 'auction' sites (which I berated him for!) and his has outlasted mine which about sums up the ownership experience, whose laughing now?!. Given my latest gen MBP 13" battery is asonishingly good I just don't get what the score is with these units, but they should by now be about £50 each rather than >£100 each given the woeful lifetime and performance vs. newer kit. Shame on you Apple, an absolutely terrible product, I won't buy another out of principle, so it's AC cord from now on.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible!

    Don't even bothering getting this one and also don't even think that £109 price tag suggests that it is top quality battery. Far from it!

    Bought this battery from Apple store. 2 1/2 years later and only 155 charge cycle, I got 'Service Battery' warning! Apple support said you have to baby-sit and bottle-fed this battery to ensure that this very, very fragile battery has a good life! Unlike the cheap PC laptop batteries that were abused yet last very well??!

    Just stay away from it and you couldn't go much wrong with buying a cheap 3rd party battery.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swollen and unusable in less than 60 cycles

    Battery dangerously swollen after only moderate use. Brought from an Apple Store a while back to breathe some life into an old MBP. Went to use the machine recently and was greeted with a warning message to immediately replace the battery.

    Consider buying a 3rd party battery instead, this official one is clearly not up to par despite its price.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Got this replacement battery for my 2008 15-inch macbook pro this month and at the moment the battery easily holds for 4 hours.

    I will be back in 1 year!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't seem to last long

    The first battery I got with my MacBook Pro lasted a good few years, being replaced under the excellent 3 year guarantee. Since then, every official Apple replacement battery I've bought has failed literally just outside of warranty without warning - from charging to 'Condition: Replace Now' as if by magic. Very frustrating.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery warped

    My battery worked well until the batteries expanded and popped out of the sealing it swelled so much the click stopped working i am now just using it when attached to the mains and need a good replacement

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement battery

    Bought a full priced battery for macbook pro 1year 1month ago, completely dead.
    Apple shop checked it out and said yes it was no good. Only done 82 cycles, only ever used as recommended by Apple. Verdict - you have to purchase another one. I expect a battery costing £101.00 to last longer than this, my car battery has and this gets a lot more abuse and costs less. Is this just another Apple rip off.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor battery ... specially compared to the quality of the Mac PRO

    I have had my Macbook Pro since 2006 and the first battery was good for a year, then I did not have a need for it for a while but when I did, I was surprised to be asked for CHf 199 (apx. £ 135) when buying it in Switzerland where I am for work.
    Money robbed really ... my new battery lasted for a year then begun giving me problems until now, not even 2 years after purchase, when it shuts my laptop down showing 90% charge, without a warning.
    Apple should do something about this fast ... lower the prices for a battery to start with !!!!

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product that Apple never tried to rectify

    I hate that I have to keep buying these batteries. I'm now about to go out and buy my fourth one in shade under five years. The first two lasted about a year and were replaced under warranty. The third was at 70% capacity, 80 cycles and draining in about 90 minutes after a year, and one of the "Geniuses" at the Apple Store tried to tell me that is normal for a laptop battery of that age (why does my old work Dell M60 from 2004 last this long with original battery, and the same for the newer M6300 bought in 2008? Dell is supposed to be cheap and lowest common denominator, and Apple a premium brand.)

    Just came home from holiday to find the third battery had the dreaded expansion problem. The mouse button below the touchpad wasn't clicking because if the pressure squeezing up from the battery. Thank goodness it didn't do any real damage.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and very short life

    I bought a Mac Book pro back in 2006. Although the original battery lasted 3 years without failing it declined in cable free power rapidly. The replacement batteries (now on my second) seem to be even worse quality with neither of the two replacements lasting even 12 months. Feels like built in obsolescence

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor life quality

    I'm on my 3rd battery in 3 years. Rubbish!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another battery?

    I am looking at my third MBP battery in 5 years. Pretty average I think.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 replacements over 5 years

    Given the amount of money I spent on my 15" macbook pro in 2007, I did not expect to go through batteries as quickly as this. 2 batteries in 5 years (and a replacement hard drive) is not terrible in the grand scheme of things - I know that others have much worse stories than mine - but it's not acceptable either given the price tag of the macbook and the replacement batteries. This is the flip side to the Apple quality we all come to expect. I am seeking a replacement battery elsewhere, which offers a 3 year guarantee. Better than Apple.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery life

    I have a 2008 apple mac pro...it needed a new battery so I spent £101 on a rechargeable battery from the apple store in Watford, herts...It took ages to fully recharge...but then when i used it...it only lasted hour and half max!!! what a waste of time...considering the money apple charge..it should have lasted much longer...come on apple what is wrong with you....do not buy!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long life

    My macbook pro is from 2007 and i am still using the old battery
    and it will last minimum 3 hours.
    I think that is very good.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product I have ever bought

    I am forced for the third time to buy a GBP100 replacement battery for my MacBook Pro. The last battery lasted not even one year! When I read all the reviews I can't understand why Apple hasn't addressed this problem.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Life

    When they work these batteries are fine but the second one in my MacBook Pro has now failed totally. Very unimpressive.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Macbook pro has been lasting 2 hrs tops before shutting down with no warning so am really annoyed reading these reviews that everyone else is in the same boat.. C'mon Apple - up the game

    17 of 17 people found this useful