2015 MBP Battery Wear?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acorntoy, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, I've had my mid 2015 MBP for about a year, however at 298 charge cycles, my battery is at 85.6% of maximum capacity. This seems to be unusually high, as from what I understand the battery is supposed to be at least 80% at 1000 cycles (my friends early 2011 with 600+ cycles is still within 200-300mah of its original capacity) my question is, if I take this computer into Apple, will they not replace the battery before it hits 80%, or will they see its wearing unusually fast and just swap it? I do have the extended AppleCare.
     
  2. Patcell macrumors 6502

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    I have a mid-2014 Pro and similar battery health drain after only 160 charge cycles. I too have the AppleCare Plus, but the Genius Bar told me they will not intervene until battery health is below 80% regardless of number of charge cycles...
     
  3. acorntoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Sorry that happened to you but I appreciate you saving me some time, I guess I'll just keep watch on it and take it in at 80% so I don't forget and have an awful battery after the warranty.
     
  4. Patcell macrumors 6502

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    Definitely! I have another year and a half or so under AppleCare Plus, so the second it drops under 80% I'll be heading back to the Geniuses! The batteries are a big deal on these machines... Apparently the whole top case needs to be replaced because the battery is secured with some crazy adhesive.
     
  5. ice29 macrumors newbie

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    Hah, just noticed similar wear on my 2015 13" rMBP... Bought April 2015, 260 cycles, 84.8% capacity ... I was pretty shocked when I noticed today (was checking istat since my fan was blowing 100% for no reason...), I have expected much less wear after this time...
    Unfortunately I missed the extension period for Apple care on this one, so even when it drops 80% I am apparently screwed (even though I still have warranty during the reseller here in Switzerland, until April 2017, so maybe I can talk to them about it...).
     

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