Apple Battery Charger - batteries last 10 years?


macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2009
NiMH is many times simpler (no voltage control), more stable technology and last much longer (10 years is the industry standard) than Li-ion but does have disadvantages like excessive "leakage" and less power per mass/size.
Not much leakage anymore with LSD (Low Self Discharge) batteries. Based on the description on Apple website (retain 80% capacity after 1 year), they are rated exactly like Sanyo Eneloop batteries (rebadged?).

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macrumors member
Jun 29, 2010
Guess no one will really know until 10 years from now, until then it sure sounds good in marketing materials!
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