Battery cycle count for Macbook Pro Models

Battery cycles

Your Macbook use’s charge cycles to determine how many times your battery has been charged. For example if you used your Mac one day and used 50% of the  battery charge, then charged it back up to 100%, then following day you did the same. This would count as one cycle.

Your Macbook Pro has a limited amount of battery cycles depending on which model Macbook you have. Once the limit has been reached you will see a decrease in battery life. This is due to the battery losing capacity and it is recommend to have your battery changed.

Below we have put a list together of all the Macbook Pro’s battery cycle count limits.

Macbook Pro Retina, 13″ A1502 (1000 Cycle Count Limit)

MacBook Pro Retina, 13″ A1502, Early 2015
MacBook Pro Retina, 13″ A1502, Mid 2014
MacBook Pro Retina, 13″ A1502, Late 2013
MacBook Pro Retina, 13″ A1502, Early 2013
MacBook ProRetina, 13″ A1502, Late 2012

MacBook Pro Unibody 13″ A1278 (1000 Cycle Count Limit)

MacBook Pro Unibody 13″, A1278, Mid 2012
MacBook Pro Unibody 13″, A1278, Late 2011
MacBook Pro Unibody 13″, A1278, Early 2011
MacBook Pro Unibody 13″, A1278, Mid 2010
MacBook Pro Unibody 13″, A1278, Mid 2009

MacBook Pro Retina, 15″ A1398 (1000 Cycle Count Limit)

MacBook Pro Retina, 15″ A1398, Mid 2015
MacBook Pro Retina, 15″ A1398,, Mid 2014
MacBook Pro Retina, 15″ A1398, Late 2013
MacBook Pro Retina, 15″ A1398, Early 2013
MacBook Pro Retina, 15″ A1398, Mid 2012

MacBook pro Unibody 15″ A1286 (1000 Cycle Count Limit)

MacBook pro 15″, A1286, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 15″, A1286, Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15″, A1286, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15″, A1286, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15″, A1286, 2.53 GHz, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15″, A1286, Mid 2009)

MacBook Pro Unibody 15″ Late 2008 (500 Cycle Count Limit)

The following Macbook Pro’s batteries have a 300 cycle count limit:

MacBook Pro 15″ Early 2008
MacBook Pro 15″ 2.4/2.2GHz
MacBook Pro 15″ Core 2 Duo
MacBook Pro 15″ Glossy
MacBook Pro 15″
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHz)
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro (17-inch)