Macbook battery replacement


Dec 21, 2019
Somerset, United Kingdom
Can anybody recommend a good make / brand of replacement battery for a 2012 Macbook Pro? I bought a battery for my wife's Macbook Pro from 'ReplaceBase' but that swelled very badly and only lasted around 12 months. I'm still using the original battery and it lasts about 3-4 hours with light browsing, 775 cycle count and 3914mAh. I'm not sure this is correct somehow as I've had this laptop since new from 2012! I've certainly charged it fully more than 775 times!

Or are they all pretty much the same just with different branding?

Just want to extend the life of my daily driver for another year or two.


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Jan 13, 2020
Seattle, WA
I used an expensive (~$129) iFixit branded battery on my MBP 15" retina 2012, that was in 2018...still works fine today (still using that system each day).
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