Your MacBook Pro Could Be Eligible For Apple's Swollen Battery Replacement Program

Your MacBook Pro Could Be Eligible For Apple's Swollen Battery Replacement Program

Apple is replacing batteries on a number of MacBook Pro laptops. The company is offering free battery replacements to customers with eligible hardware.

However, the user whose MacBook Pro is pictured above reported that while Apple initially said he would be charged, the company later dropped all fees.

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According to Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a solid track record when it comes to predicting unreleased Apple hardware, the 2018 MacBook Air model will have a 13-inch display as previous models. 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. However, anyone who bought a 13-inch MacBook Pro between October 2016 and October 2017 is invited to submit their machine's serial number to see if they qualify for the battery replacement. Apple says hardware warranties remain unaffected by the policy update. If it is, you can send it off to Apple or take it into an Apple Store to get the battery swapped for free.

If this MacBook does launch it could follow a trend of cheaper devices arriving from Apple. You can head over to this link where you need to enter the Serial number of your Macbook Pro.

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Apple took to Apple support page to post details about the eligibility criteria for the replacement program.

Late last week, Apple has kicked off a battery replacement program for the 13-inch MacBook Pro variant that does not come with Touch Bar. In some cases, there may be an additional cost associated with the fix.

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