Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Resolved Apple battery replacement: "New" battery is 300 days old

japanime

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Feb 27, 2006
2,179
2,469
Japan
I purchased a replacement battery for my 2016 RMB through the Apple Store.

When I got home, I ran Coconut Battery, which showed the new battery had 2 cycles (totally reasonable) and a 98 percent charge capacity (which also seems fine).

However, the "Age" of the battery was 300 days.

Does it seem normal that Apple would be using replacement batteries that are already nearly a year old?
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G4
Jul 30, 2003
10,913
3,007
Delaware
It's a new battery, manufactured only a few months ago.

You are, perhaps, lucky to get a battery that has had some time to "age-in", and has not been subjected to the abuse of charging during that time. :cool:
 
  • Like
Reactions: japanime
Comment

chabig

macrumors 604
Sep 6, 2002
7,629
4,930
In my opinion, 2 cycles is certainly new. "New" just means you are the first owner...same with new cars, new appliances, etc.
 
  • Like
Reactions: japanime
Comment

japanime

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Feb 27, 2006
2,179
2,469
Japan
It's a new battery, manufactured only a few months ago.

You are, perhaps, lucky to get a battery that has had some time to "age-in", and has not been subjected to the abuse of charging during that time. :cool:
In my opinion, 2 cycles is certainly new. "New" just means you are the first owner...same with new cars, new appliances, etc.

Thanks for the feedback!
 
Comment

PhoenixDown

macrumors regular
Oct 12, 2012
212
119
I remember looking into this a few years ago and while I don't remember all the details, it seems that this was some kind of bug that never got fixed. All the advise said to focus on the charge cycles, not age as everyone here mentioned already.
 
  • Like
Reactions: japanime
Comment

japanime

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Feb 27, 2006
2,179
2,469
Japan
I remember looking into this a few years ago and while I don't remember all the details, it seems that this was some kind of bug that never got fixed. All the advise said to focus on the charge cycles, not age as everyone here mentioned already.
Thanks. I did a bit more research and found some talk about it as well. I figured the fact that mine only had two charge cycles was an excellent sign.
 
Comment

lambertjohn

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2012
1,345
1,278
I'm sure it sat on a shelf in a warehouse somewhere just waiting for someone to buy it. And you did!
 
  • Like
Reactions: konqerror
Comment

konqerror

macrumors 68020
Dec 31, 2013
2,298
3,693
When demand goes down, because a model is no longer in production, they can't keep manufacturing the spares continuously. It also takes time and money to retool, for example to install fixtures, calibrate the machines, educate new staff what to do. So eventually, they'll make a batch of spare parts and they'll sit on the shelf until they're used.
 
Comment

David Y

macrumors newbie
Dec 6, 2019
3
0
apple is known for lying when saying they replaced it with something new. they will never replace it with anything new and its a known fact. There so called refurbished macs or ipads that supposedly are replaced with new components are not in fact there have been cases where they have used WATER DAMAGED MOTHERBOARDS to replace it with... you can easily find it on youtube.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.