Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

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San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to compensate for some manufacturing defects, Apple has rolled out a battery replacement programme for its “non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro” devices.

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.

“Apple has determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units, a component may fail causing the built-in battery to expand,” Apple said in its Support page.

“This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge. Affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017 and eligibility is determined by the product serial number,” it added.

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The programme will be available for five years since the original release of the “non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro”.

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

Users can contact the iPhone-maker for refunds if they have already paid for battery replacement, according to the report.

This programme does not affect 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or older 13-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple said.

–IANS

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