MBA battery - 1000 cycles?

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  1. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently using MBA 13 inch new generation. I knew batteries of Apple notebooks have a 1000 cycles battery. I wanted to prove that myself, so I looked at apple.com/macbookair but could not find that information (even though I find it for macbook pro)

    So, is there anyone who can help me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zstar macrumors member

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    Macbook Air batteries are only designed to run at 80% capacity after 750 cycles.
     
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  4. ufkdo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is a really small text :) Thanks for answers, I guess 750 cycles will be enough.
     
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    That would be quite a bit more than what any of the batteries in my previous Mac laptops went through.
     
  6. deedas macrumors regular

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    Yeah I remember when 400 cycles were a lot. In fact that wasn't that long ago. 3 years maybe.
     
  7. acron1 macrumors regular

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    400 cycles is what the vast majority of laptop batteries are rated for today...
     
  8. KnoxHarrington macrumors newbie

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    Just to give you a sort of idea how the cycle count thing is going to work in real use, I just checked the cycle count on the Macbook Pro I'm using now, which I've had for a little more than 4 months, and that I often run off the battery and carry around with me just about everywhere. I'm standing at 70 now.
     
  9. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Says this:
    Is the 750 count an old number?
     
  10. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    I think this is a case of non-updated support docs. I would be very surprised if Apple went BACKWARDS on their battery tech. It has to be 1000.
     
  11. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    Wow, you guess it will be enough? Haha, if you're not satisfied then by all means, go buy a crappy netbook and have the battery last 200-400 cycles on only half the duration per cycle.

    All Apple products have the BEST battery longevity and performance when compared to things that are trying to compete with them. And don't say that because the iPhone 4 doesn't last as long as your simple contract-free cell phone that it's battery is not good since the iPhone does 10x as much as other cell phones...gotta compare apples to apples.
     
  12. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Would a screenshot be good enough? I know it isn't the new MBA 13" but should be close.
     

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  13. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Yes, that is the old number. All MacBooks now are currently are rated for 1000 cycles.
     
  14. jsan1 macrumors member

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    is there any way to replace the batteries (through apple/applecare, for example) after the batteries start holding around 80% charge?
     
  15. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Apple can. But seriously, 1000 cycles will be a long time. And at that point it will still be at 80%.

    You're likely not going to need it.
     
  16. DraziGuy macrumors member

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    I'd agree with all that. My old Dell lasted about 50 cycles before the battery was dead. Even brand new, it got less than an hour. After 7 months it was 6-8 minutes of life on a charge.
     

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