I am wondering if Apple changed the form factor of their MacBook (Pro) batteries since Early 2008? I was planning to replace my broken MacBook Mid 2010 Unibody with a used MacBook Pro from early 2008. However, the battery life of my MacBook 2010 was ~4-6 hours still, where the battery of the MacBook Pro I am interested in only lasts ~2 hours.

So, it would be nice if I could simply swap the batteries. Unfortunately I didn't find that many infos on the battery shape and compatibility.

What I read here was that the battery of the 2008 Pro has 60 Watt, and the battery of the 2010 MacBook model has 63.5 Watt. I am not sure in how far these 60 Watt might be just an approximation and if not, if it could cause problems.




Yes, the batteries are completely different between the 2008 and 2010 models.

No, you can not swap them between the two.

  • Too bad, but thanks for the answer. – bluewoodtree Apr 22 '13 at 12:19
  • Welcome. I know sometimes you one just needs a clear answer on this things. – jb510 Apr 22 '13 at 12:21
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    I would add that the unibody batteries are something you should have a trained technician swap since there are delicate parts and improper handling of fully charged lithium ion batteries can be an immediate safety hazard and improper reassembly could become a hazard if loose parts are left inside the case. – bmike Apr 22 '13 at 13:59
  • Thanks, but now the swap won't happen anyway. – bluewoodtree Apr 22 '13 at 17:44

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