If your 13-inch, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro has been hit by means of an uncongenial factor of an increasing battery, Apple has were given your again – the corporate has introduced a battery alternative program for affected laptops, which it sounds as if are only some in quantity and have been manufactured between October 2017 and October 2017.
"Apple has made up our minds that, in a restricted collection of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) gadgets, an element might fail inflicting the integrated battery to extend," says Apple. "This is no longer a security factor and Apple will replace eligible batteries, without spending a dime."
Just kind on your laptop's serial quantity to see in case your MacBook Pro is eligible for a battery alternative. If it is, you’ll be able to ship it off to Apple or take it into an Apple Store to get the battery swapped totally free. You may even get money back in case you've already had the battery changed. The be offering used to be first noticed by means of 9to5Google.
This doesn't have an effect on the usual guaranty of the computer, Apple notes in its documentation, and in case your laptop has been broken in some manner that forestalls the battery being changed, that can have to be mounted first – and that restore might incur a price, earlier than you get your unfastened battery change.
You don't essentially have to rush to make the most of the deal, regardless that appearing quicker moderately than later is most likely a good suggestion: Apple says the scheme is going to duvet affected MacBook Pros for up to five years once they have been at the beginning purchased.
The release of the program comes only some days after Apple initiated a equivalent alternative be offering for the Apple Watch Series 2. Again, swelling batteries are the drawback, however even though it's disappointing to see some gadgets slip previous Apple's high quality regulate procedures, no less than it's serving to consumers get a set looked after out briefly.