Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

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The company says that a limited number of these MacBook Pro models, units feature a component, that can fail and in reaction can cause the built-in battery to expand.

Apple is to offer replacement batteries for some MacBook Pros fitted with batteries that have swollen due to a component failure. The company notes that this issue is not a safety risk, and that battery replacements covered by the program will be performed at no cost to the owner.

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

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.

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You can use the serial number checker at the link below to see if your device qualifies for this program. After that, it's a matter of 3 to 5 days for service to take place. You will need to get in touch with Apple Support for that.

(NASDAQ:AAPL) announced a new worldwide battery replacement program, that do not have a Touch Bar.

Looks like Apple's battery woes were not just limited to the iPhones.

The battery program covers affected MacBook Pro laptops for a period of five years from their retail purchase date. Those who are eligible can take their MacBook Pro to an Apple retail store, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or even mail it in for servicing after contacting Apple Support.