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Apple can not stop fucking batteries, offers replacement for MacBook Pros



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Apple announced Friday that "a limited number" of its MacBook Pro notebooks are suffering from a potentially malfunctioning component that can cause the battery to widen. The company offers to replace the affected batteries for free

According to Apple, the potential problem is in the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro. Only the base model of the machine is affected; Versions of the laptop with the touch bar are not endangered. The units with the potential defect were made between October 2016 and October 2017, although it is not known exactly how common this problem is

Apple will determine the repair eligibility based on the serial number of a device. The company has set up a website where users can determine if their MacBook Pro qualifies for the free replacement battery.

For those entitled to repair, be prepared to be without your laptop for a bit. Apple warns that the service can take up to three to five days and that the device may need to be sent to the Apple Repair Center.

Apple offers a refund to all MacBook Pro owners who have already replaced their battery and pays the $ 129 fee typically incurred for this service

if you own one of the devices at risk "Apple says you have nothing to worry about: the expanding battery is not a security issue," the company said. Nevertheless, it is probably better to be alert in this case. Apple will offer the replacement program for five years from the unit's sale date.

This is the latest in a growing number of battery issues that have hit Apple products. Last week, the company announced that it will extend the warranty on some Apple Watch Series 2 devices after finding that there are battery expansion issues. The original run of Apple Watches suffered from a similar problem. Apple has also investigated reports that the iPhone 8 was plagued by the swelling of the battery.

On the positive side, Apple's battery problems have not caused widespread recall or explosions like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners were exposed to last year. Apple is also known to do repairs pretty well, so hopefully most of the seemingly isolated incidents of battery swelling will be addressed by the company.


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