My iBook is about 3.5 years old and the original battery would no longer hold a charge. I finally caved in and ordered a new Apple battery. I wanted to stay original with Apple. What I want to know is how long should it take to get a full charge? When I received the battery from Apple it had 33% in it. I fully charged it. I completely drained it over night and now it has 3 hours and it's only up 93%. Is this normal? I did notice that the overall life in incredible though, but I remember it charging much faster. I could be worng though. Let's hear your charging times and life times.