Apple offers free battery replacement for this MacBook model

Joanna Estrada
April 21, 2018

Apple is having battery troubles again, moving on from iPhones to MacBooks this time; specifically the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar). Apple has also set up a website where users can instantly determine whether their MacBook Pro qualifies for a free battery replacement. This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge.

Apple faces a blow through its 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar model). It seems some units are prone to battery expansions if a certain component fails.

It is believed that the "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017 were affected.

Apple will determine the eligibility for fix through a device's serial number.

The tech giant is reportedly already offering the opportunity for a refund to any MacBook Pro owners who already got their battery replaced and paid the $129 fee typically charged for the service. This program is applicable for the particular model laptops which have an eligible serial number and is not for 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar or its older models. Keep in mind that the service will take between 3-5 days and if there is another problem that is completely separate from the battery conundrum, it will need to be taken care of first and then come to the problem at hand. You will need to get in touch with Apple Support for that.

While this sounds unsafe, Apple claims it isn't a safety issue. Apple found itself in hot waters a year ago after it admitted to deliberately throttling performance of older iPhones in order to extend the life of the chemically degrading battery. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. Any problems discovered will have to be fixed before the battery can be replaced.

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