Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBook Pro units

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBook Pro units

It's not often you see Apple having to offer a free replacement program for one of its products, but that's exactly what just happened for some 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops.

In a limited number of units an unnamed component may fail, causing the built-in battery to expand, according to a company announcement.

Unlike the tech giant's iPhone 6 or newer battery replacement program though, Apple says it will swap out MacBook Pro batteries for free.

JK Govt gives nod to 7th pay commission recommendations
The implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations for PSUs and autonomous organisations will depend on the availability of resources with the respective organisations, he added.

Those who do qualify can get the battery in their MacBook Pro replaced even if it's not malfunctioning now.

Apple didn't provide any further details, but if you own a non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro that was manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, you might be eligible for a new battery.

Again, the program is free for eligible devices although if your MacBook Pro has any damage that impairs the replacement process, that will need to be resolved first (and you'll likely have to pay for that repair).

High caffeine levels in womb linked to overweight children
A 2015 study reported that exposure to caffeine in utero was associated with an 87% increased risk of childhood obesity. The researchers kept track of the children's weight, height and body length up to age 8.

A serial number checker is available on Apple's site to show users whether or not their computer is eligible for the replacement. Double-click the serial number to highlight it, then press Cmd-C to copy it. Paste the number into the text box on the support page and click Submit. You can easily locate the serial number by navigating to About this Mac section after selection of the Apple logo in the menu located on the top side.

If the device is eligible, users will be able to choose a way to have it serviced through Apple: either at an authorized service provider and Apple retail store or fix center.

Service is expected to take three to five days. If you already paid to have your battery replaced, you can contact Apple regarding a refund.

Mike Francesa to Return to WFAN 4 Months After Leaving
He was succeeded as of January 2 by Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott in afternoon drive time. Well, that didn't take very long.

Latest News