2015 13" Macbook Pro Cycle Count

Alaska99801

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I am just wondering what cycle counts are on the 13", 2015 Macbook Pro Retina...
I know that I dont use mine as much as some of you do but just checking.

My Macbook is showing a cycle count of 113, condition Normal.
 

F23

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Jan 4, 2014
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Mid 2014 13inch Retina MacBook Pro purchased in August 2014 is now at 106 cycles with 97% battery capacity.
 

Norvak

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condition normal

This was my first Apple product and I still love my macbook pro. Still works just as fast and smooth as the day I bought it. I have a 2017 Alienware 15" laptop, and I find myself using the 13" MBP constantly because of the size and function. I am tempted to buy the 2020 model when it comes out.
 

playtech1

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Oct 10, 2014
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290ish and 98% of design capacity(!)

Manufacture date in 2016.

It is far and away the best retained battery % of the Mac fleet. Worst was a 2015 MBP that went down to 85% within 18 months, but most do seem to hit the low 90s / high 80s after a few years and hand around at that level before moving onwards to death.
 

elite953

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290ish and 98% of design capacity(!)

Manufacture date in 2016.

It is far and away the best retained battery % of the Mac fleet. Worst was a 2015 MBP that went down to 85% within 18 months, but most do seem to hit the low 90s / high 80s after a few years and hand around at that level before moving onwards to death.

Wowwww!!!! That's great. Can you tell me how many years have you been using it ?
 

Geordiekeith

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Just had the battery changed in my early 2015 13" MacBook retina after 284 cycle counts but capacity (according to Coconut battery) was down to 63% and I had /a Battery Service warning. I did use it for travelling, but mainly at home plugged in and driving two monitors.
 

playtech1

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Wowwww!!!! That's great. Can you tell me how many years have you been using it ?
I picked it up a few years ago (sometime in 2017 IIRC). It only gets lightly used around the home, so the battery has hardly been stressed. Still, it seems to have held up remarkably well. Not the case at all for other Macs I own/owned. I think it really is luck of the draw.
 
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revmacian

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Where are you folks finding the percentage number? Mine says "Condition: Normal". Will that "Normal" be replaced with a percentage at some point?
 

elite953

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Where are you folks finding the percentage number? Mine says "Condition: Normal". Will that "Normal" be replaced with a percentage at some point?

you will need to install suitable mac app as mentioned below.

1. Coconut battery

or

2. Battery Monitor
 

ignatius345

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290ish and 98% of design capacity(!)

Manufacture date in 2016.

It is far and away the best retained battery % of the Mac fleet. Worst was a 2015 MBP that went down to 85% within 18 months, but most do seem to hit the low 90s / high 80s after a few years and hand around at that level before moving onwards to death.
That is incredibly impressive. The battery health on my 2015 MBP is down to 91.4% when it's only got 168 cycles, which is a bit of a bummer. I got this machine used, so maybe it was sitting for a long time, or got run down to zero a bunch of times.

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Just had the battery changed in my early 2015 13" MacBook retina after 284 cycle counts but capacity (according to Coconut battery) was down to 63% and I had /a Battery Service warning. I did use it for travelling, but mainly at home plugged in and driving two monitors.
You definitely want to discharge it occasionally. I don't know if they still have it, but Apple's support site used to even have a calendar you could subscribe to specifically with a schedule to remember to unplug your laptop and let a discharge/recharge cycle happen.
 

Geordiekeith

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I used to regularly run discharge/recharge cycles on previous MacBooks (and I have been though plenty starting from the PowerBook 145), but recent advice from Apple is never to allow a complete discharge fo the battery...no?
 

elite953

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Mar 4, 2019
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I used to regularly run discharge/recharge cycles on previous MacBooks (and I have been though plenty starting from the PowerBook 145), but recent advice from Apple is never to allow a complete discharge fo the battery...no?

Well, the trick is never to charge/discharge on each and every day on regular basis.
i have been charging/discharging my MBP 2015 once every 3 days. hence i have been able to complete 410 cycles in almost 3.5 years of usage.
Apple normally suggest to completely drain your MBP battery from 100% to 0% once after every 2 months to keep it calibrated. Normal charging/discharging must be from 100% to 20%.
 
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