Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Apple offers free battery replacement to select 13-inch MacBook Pro users

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 PSA: Apple Announces 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program
Lori Graves | 22 April, 2018, 01:59

Apple ended a rough week by announcing that a fault in some MacBook Pro laptops have a faulty component that "may fail causing the built-in battery to expand".

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.

For 13-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple Inc.

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. The issue doesn't affect models with the Touch Bar.

Students at Iowa Park High School participate in National School Walkout
The rally followed earlier demonstrations around the country in response to the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla . Over 2,100 walkouts were planned nationally, at least one in every state, according the National School Walkout website.

Syria chemical attack: Inspectors allowed into Douma
The U.S. said it was considering imposing new sanctions on Russian Federation and a decision would be taken in the near future. The team has been in the country since Saturday but has been denied access to the site in the town of Douma, the BBC reports.

Whitehouse reverses course, decides against Pompeo nomination ahead of hearings
Conway told reporters that Trump "is already viewing Director Pompeo as the nation's chief diplomat". Republicans have a narrow Senate majority, which gives them a single-vote advantage on the panel.

It's a battery from hell year for Apple starting with the iPhone battery replacement offer.

Apple noted, that the "your 13-inch MacBook Pro will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program and in working order". Apple walks you through the replacement process here. You can opt to use an Apple Authorized Service Provider, make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, or mail your device to the Apple Repair Center. Apple says hardware warranties remain unaffected by the policy update. Those who have already paid for a battery replacement, and believe their machine falls within Apple's eligibility guidelines, are urged to contact customer service for reimbursement.

Hat tip to Actualités Apple for spotting the new battery replacement program, which is also available in Canada.

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