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Higher Capacity Battery upgrade

Can I install the same higher capacity battery from the mid-2013 (13") MacBook Air, in a mid-2011 (13") MacBook Air?

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Is your current battery worn out?


@Dan, No. I'm just interested in the longer battery life.


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That's not going to signifcantly change anything it's the more efficient processor and architecture -- which result in significantly improved battery life -- not the battery alone. This happened the last time "significant battery life increase" was announced... hypertheading and other improvements contributed significantly to battery life.

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I agree, it's not worth replacing a working battery set for the little gain a few Ah the newer battery offers.


Hi, I have the MBA mid 2011 too and I have to replace my battery since I have a battery health of only 60%. The battery for the 2011 model is out of stock. Now I'd like to know if I can install the battery of the mid-2013 model.


If the part numbers match, they'll fit. The parts catalogue indicates it wont.


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