Apple offering free battery replacement for old MacBook Pros

The iPhone maker previously came under scrutiny after it confirmed in December that software to deal with ageing batteries in iPhone 6 iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models could slow down performance

The iPhone maker previously came under scrutiny after it confirmed in December that software to deal with ageing batteries in iPhone 6 iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models could slow down performance

The Cupertino major said that there's some component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros that have reportedly built-in battery to expand.

This news didn't go down well with the apple users and hence the company had to announce a battery replacement scheme at subsidized rate until December 2018.

In some MacBook from Apple was defective, namely uzdevumiem during operation of the battery. Anyone who has already paid to replace the battery or have a MacBook Pro repaired because of this problem should contact Apple for a refund.

Furthermore, the new battery replacement program will be available for five years since the original release of this product, Macbook Pro.

The company has launched a free battery replacement program, and anyone who bought their MacBook Pro between October 2016 and October 2017 is invited to submit their machine's serial number to see if they qualify.

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

Apple took to Apple support page to post details about the eligibility criteria for the replacement program. Once you've determined that your device is at risk, you can choose to find an Apple Authorized Service Provider, make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, or mail your notebook to the Apple Repair Center.

Do plan ahead though as Apple has noted that the service might take around 3 to 5 days to be completed. In some cases, there may be an additional cost associated with the fix.

According to Apple, the potential problem is present in the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro.

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