Hi! I've just bought a new macbook pro 15" retina display, im new to apple so once i've unboxed it , just started exploring, and when i got to power info, it says there that i already has 3 cycle charge... is that normal? out of the box with 3 cycle charge? and i also noticed, the very first time i opened my macbook, it had only 65% battery left? thanks everyone!
IMHO no it is not normal. The cycle is based on Full discharges and full recharges. Now that can be 6 50% discharges and recharges or 3 70% discharges and recharges and so on.
So for it to have 3 discharge cycles on the battery means it was used before. When and by who is anyones guess.
Did it have all the iLife Apps already on the drive? iLife apps are Garage Band, iMovie and iPhoto. If they are/were not on your system when you first turned in on then someone wiped the drive and reinstalled the Operating system as those apps are not included with the OS but are loaded on the drive by Apple when the system is manufactured and shipped out for the first time.
Then if you had those App already installed and the first time you turned it on it asked for all your information for a user account and password then it is New.
Your not the only one that has gotten one of these Macs that had a battery cycle count on it.
yes I have all those iLife apps you're talking about... hmmm... only thing ive done since purchasing my macbook is updating OSX 10.8 to 10.8.2, ,,,