rMBP owners where you at on your battery cycles?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theuserjohnny, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    So the year anni is coming up! And I checked out my battery cycles... I'm at 65 cycles. I found that to be rather high considering how much I typically have this plugged in. I try and get at least 2 cycles in per-month so I thought I'd be around 24ish.

    I have a few friends that are well into the 100s (if I'm not mistaken). I wish I was just as daring to let mine out into the wild :p
  2. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    My 2012 cMBP was on 225 cycles! I was quite shocked when I saw it.
  3. theuserjohnny thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Damn haha, I used mine a lot when I got it but then recently it's just been sitting here plugged. I mean every now and then I'll take her off for going around the house but I totally thought my number would be lower.
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    After 9 month: 377 cycles, 92% health. I don't pay any attention to the battery, I just use the laptop.
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    I used my first Mac as desktop replacement for two years, only later did I start using it mobile. So the battery had very few cycles. Didn't help, it died in its fourth year.

    However, I would never limit my use of the laptop out of fear to damage the battery.
  7. theuserjohnny thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Yeah mine is a desktop replacement, hence the low count. But I do every now and then use it unplugged to prevent it from being at a cycle count of say 5 :p
  8. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    I don't see the point in owning something you're afraid to use. These batteries can die due to age as opposed to just cycle count. I've experienced it with one bulging even while it still held a decent charge. If you go to sell it in a couple years, used is used. One of the things I would factor in buying a used machine is that you're buying a used battery with it.
  9. theuserjohnny thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    I'm not afraid to use it, this is mainly my desktop computer.

    I mean yeah I don't take it out often but during school season I do have this with me all the time and I'll take notes in class and do the occasional homework on the side during brakes and such.

    I may have exaggerated when I said I was afraid to take out into the wild. I do have her unplugged and I do get a few cycles in a month to ensure that my cycle count isn't at say 5 or less :p that would be tad bit overboard on the keeping it plugged had my count been at say 5 after a year of owning it
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug any time you need to, regardless of the charged percentage, and you never need to completely drain your battery. Just make sure you don't run on AC power exclusively, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy. The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions.

    If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
  11. mdapple macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2012
    got it last year at launch, 2 cycles ;) got my top case replaced last week haha
  12. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    76 cycles currently, got it early last July, although my wife had it hidden since launch.

    For what it is worth, I had the original late '08 unibody before hand and the battery ended up swelling and had to buy a replacement for $129, so for apple to charge the $199 to replace the rMBP, seems reasonable enough.
  13. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2010
    Amsterdam, NL
    71 cycles - 98% health. Bought my rMBP on August 5th, 2012.
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I really don't track how many cycles. My rMPB stays on AC 80 to 90% anyways though I probably should be more diligent to run it on the battery more often.
  15. agaskew macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
  16. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    Mine current retina is about 3 months old. 62 cycles.
  17. ncrypt macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2012
    2 and half months, 90 cycles, 99%-100% health.
  18. br3nt macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2012
    According to iStat Pro:
    159 cycles, 94%
    System Report:
      Charge Information:
      Charge Remaining (mAh):	7826
      Fully Charged:	Yes
      Charging:	No
      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):	7912
      Health Information:
      Cycle Count:	159
      Condition:	Normal
      Battery Installed:	Yes
      Amperage (mA):	-2524
      Voltage (mV):	12194

    Used since august 2012 as "all-in-one".
  19. Kushp14 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    2013 Retina 15inch - 3 months old
    102% health, 4 cycles ;)
  20. StefanYFC macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    136 cycles at 97% health, purchased August 2012 :D doing well
  21. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Purchased March 2013 (Early '13 rMBP 3.0 i7 13") 75 cycles 100%
  22. Eriksrocks macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
  23. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    352 cycles here, had it almost a year now. Bought the computer to use it, and so I do. Battery is 86% of what it was when new. I still get 7+ hours on light usage so I'm content.
  24. Eriksrocks macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    And we have a winnner!!!

    Jesus, that's almost (more than?) a cycle per day, considering the machine hasn't even been out for a full year yet.

    It would be pretty hard to put more cycles than that on it, unless you were intentionally charging and discharging the battery all day, every day.
  25. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    Had a MacBook Air with 226 cycles ! Since October 2012 to start of June. 90% health.

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