MacBook Pro 2012 Battery life
I’ve a Macbook Pro 2012 that I’ve mostly had sat on my desk plugged into a monitor and keyboard. Even away from the desk it’s pretty rare I’m not plugged into mains power. So, the cycle count is 50 or something close.
I also don’t use the trackpad, I use a mouse. I’ve just noticed that that the built in trackpad isn’t clicking too well. I suspected it was the battery bulging and, sure enough, if I remove the battery the trackpad is fine. This might have been happening for a year or a month, I’ve no way to know.
I’ve little doubt I need a new battery. But I was curious, I’d have described the battery as being in excellent condition given the low cycle count. I’m guessing my experience is pretty standard? That after 7 years it’s just physics and chemistry? And my apparently careful battery use counts for nothing?
Just curious really, I’m about to order a new battery (from iFixit!)