possible to use mid '10 mbp battery in mid '09 mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by undercompensate, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. undercompensate macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Hey everyone,

    I have a mid '09 13 in mbp, and I'm very happy with it.
    But I'm not immune to apple/gadget lust, and the thing that strikes out most for me is the additional 3 hours of battery life (the 10 hour battery on the new mbp model).

    Does anyone know if using the newer battery in last year's model is possible and will up the battery life, or is this even recommended?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Nobody knows, because we haven't gotten a teardown yet. However, the 10 hour battery life is due to a combination of hardware and software optimizations you'll never be able to get on your current machine anyways.
  3. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I would think it's more the new video card that is giving it better battery life. And possibly the cpu.

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