When will AppleCare replacement my battery


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 12, 2014
I have a 2014 rMBP 13" which I used extensively on a daily basis. I purchased AC for the sole reason of protection against battery depletion over the coming years.

It's hard for me to tell whether my battery has lost capacity, but I'm sure it has against the original figures when I first got the machine.

My question is, when will AC be willing to replace the battery due to loss of capacity? Is there a percentage? How can I test it?


macrumors 68030
Apr 25, 2012
80% or less with 1000 or fewer charge cycles. Even at 2 years, it's more than 2 charges a day to reach that many cycles so the only REAL question is what the depletion rate is.