Apple's battery replacement for MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

Apple Launching Battery Replacement Program For 13 inch Mac Book Pro Laptops

Apple Launching Battery Replacement Program For 13 inch Mac Book Pro Laptops

According to their new program, users of some non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros will get a free battery replacement.

Apple said the battery issue isn't a safety concern and battery replacements will be offered free of charge at Apple service providers, retail stores or by mailing the device in to the Apple fix center. The company notes that this issue is not a safety risk, and that battery replacements covered by the program will be performed at no cost to the owner. The affected models were manufactured over a 12-month span between October 2016 and October 2017, which means quite a number of units could be eligible for a replacement.

The Cupertino-headquartered tech giant claimed that there have been issues with a "small" number of MacBook Pros, assembled between October 2016 and October 2017, 9to5Mac reported on Friday. However, Apple didn't reveal the actual number of MacBooks that have been affected by the issue. Device owners can determine eligibility by entering their product's serial number on Apple's support page. If you've already swapped out your battery, you can get in touch with the brand about a refund. This program doesn't extend the standard warranty coverage of the notebook.

Replacing the battery could take between three to five business days, Apple has warned, and may require the device to be shipped to an Apple Repair Centre.

The problem only affects non-Touch Bar 13in MacBook Pros, and not all of them either. In some cases, there may be an additional cost associated with the fix.

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