Originally Posted by jowie74
okay - try and explain this one!
My battery is working better now than when it was first used??
I think the original is the rating for the battery as all my pre-unibody MacBooks have listed a 5020 mAh (the new unibody MBs list a 4100 mAh). I have had several batteries that were rated as better, as well, though I don't think they were that high, especially after such a long cycle count.
So do most people have to replace their batteries after about a year? I'd have been gutted to have to replace a battery after such a short period of time. This is my first and only laptop, so I don't know any different.
No, they don't, but many on this forum bitch about the need to replace batteries despite very few have ever needed to do it except in older phones and PCs that needed a hard reboot.
As an aside, I'm all for Apple's new approach to non-user removable batteries, despite being someone who typically has 2 spare notebook batteries.
PS: The currently installed 3 month old, 37 cycle count battery for unibody MB is at 3996 mAh. I'm not sure what it was originally, but I'm guessing that it was probably below the 4100 mAh mark to have gone down so much in 37 cycles.