For free Apple will replace the faulty battery 13-inch MacBook Pro


The tech giant said on its website a "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between October 2016 and October 2017 had been fitted with a faulty component that causes the battery to expand.

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 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. The company on its support page writes that the issue is with a small number of MacBook Pros manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. Last week, the company announced that it would extend the warranty on some Apple Watch Series 2 devices after it was discovered that there were issues with the battery expanding. To check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for this, you will need to enter in your MacBook Pro's serial number on Apple's support page and hit submit.

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Your 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) will be examined before the service to check if its qualified and in working order.

It's a battery from hell year for Apple starting with the iPhone battery replacement offer. If in case your laptop is found affected you will need to take your MacBook Pro to either to a nearby Apple Repair Centre, or Apple Retail Store, or Apple Authorised Service Provider to get the unit repaired. 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.