Member Since: May 20, 2008
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10-26-2013, 09:45 PM
Originally Posted by cwa107
Which is disappointing to say the least, particularly with the battery. It's now clear that this wasn't just a mistake in design, but a very deliberate move to keep users from even replacing the wear components.
I'm with you 100% Chris. If a person keeps a laptop computer long enough...a new battery eventually will be needed.
I'm assuming the battery in the newest rMBP is still a 1000 cycle battery...which is still a lot of cycles...and should take a while to accumulate under average usage patterns.
But even if the original owner doesn't need to replace the battery...what about owner #2, #3, etc. In other words...someone like me who only buys used??
Someone along the line will eventually need to get a new battery.
Of course if the cost of a replacement battery from a 3rd party supplier...and the cost of a new battery from Apple (installed) is about the same...then that wouldn't be too big of a deal! We shall see.
p.s. This possibility is sort of the case with Unibody MacBook Pro's. The cost of a battery replacement (installed)...is about the same as what a replacement battery used to cost for older Mac laptops with the user replaceable battery's ($129).
Of course users were/are able to replace the batteries in Unibody MBP's...Apple just wanted us to think we couldn't!
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