Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBooks with battery flaw

Pauline Obrien
April 24, 2018

Owners of the MacBook Pro are advised to get their notebooks serviced as Apple today, has announced a new battery replacement program for the 2016 and 2017 model owners. While the flaw does not constitute a safety hazard, Apple is offering to replace any such affected batteries in MacBook Pros worldwide.

On Apple's support page for the MacBook Pro, the company has highlighted the following details about the 13-inch notebook.

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This affects only the non-touchbar version of the macOS laptop, and only models with a 13-inch screen. The company on its support page writes that the issue is with a small number of MacBook Pros manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. The battery replacement program will cover affected devices for five years from the date of sale, but doesn't extend the standard warranty. However, Apple didn't reveal the actual number of MacBooks that have been affected by the issue.

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To find out if you qualify, head over to www.apple.com/support/13inch-macbookpro-battery-replacement and enter your serial number. The exact nature of the problem is left unmentioned, though battery expansion woes are nothing new for manufacturers companies relying on lithium-ion technology.

Apple says that the servicing may take 3-5 working days. The system will check if you need a battery replacement of your system or not. In some cases, there may be an additional cost associated with the fix.

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