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Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Apple to offer free replacement batteries after glitch in some MacBook Pros

Apple to offer free replacement batteries after glitch in some MacBook Pros

After facing heat on throttling older iPhones, now Apple has announced that the component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused the built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge.

Apple narrowed the component flaw down to a batch of MacBook Pro units produced between October 2016 and October 2017 and subsequently sold throughout the world. If you do, Apple has just launched a battery replacement program for a "limited number" of units manufactured from October 2016 to October 2017. Those who are eligible can take their MacBook Pro to an Apple retail store, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or even mail it in for servicing after contacting Apple Support.

More details at the link below.

Apple warns that the machine will be examined prior to any service to verify it is eligible for the program and in working order. You will need to get in touch with Apple Support for that.

In case you had already paid for a replacement battery on your 13-inch non-Touch Bar Apple MacBook Pro, then Apple will refund your money.

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Apple, however, will not extend the standard warranty coverage of the devices.

The battery program covers affected MacBook Pro laptops for a period of five years from their retail purchase date.

To narrow things down, Apple has set up a page for its battery replacement program.

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