What type of battery will Apple give me?

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  1. Nosrettap macrumors member

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    I have a 2 year old, Aluminum Macbook (not Pro) and I am considering getting a new battery sometime in the future. What I was wondering is if I get my battery through Apple will they give me the new version of the battery (they came out with a new version probably about a year ago) which holds 1000 cycles or will they give me an older version (like the type my computer shiped with) that holds around 300 cycles?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If yours is the older removable battery, that's the only kind that works in your Mac. The newer batteries are built-in and would not fit in your Mac.
     
  3. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    The reason the newer macs get more cycles is they have a better internal charging mechanism.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They're also much larger batteries.
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Ask what?
     
  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Ask Apple what they'll give you.

    However, Apple will replace it with the same battery it came with. You won't get any kind of upgraded capacity or anything like that.

    Also, I don't know if you meant to imply this or not, but the size of the battery has little to do with how many charge cycles it can go through. It has to do with both the internal charging mechanism, as well as the switch from Li-Ion to Li-Poly.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The removable batteries are also lithium polymer batteries.

    From here:
     
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    This is true.

    I didn't realize that size affects longevity, and it still doesn't really make a lot of sense to me, but oh well.
     

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