Apple offers battery replacement in MacBook Pros

The iPhone maker previously came under scrutiny after it confirmed in December that software to deal with ageing batteries in iPhone 6 iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models could slow down performance

A component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused the built-in battery to expand, Apple Inc. said.

This news didn't go down well with the apple users and hence the company had to announce a battery replacement scheme at subsidized rate until December 2018.

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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. Apple says affected devices will have been manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, but not every product matching that description will be eligible. However, anyone who bought a 13-inch MacBook Pro between October 2016 and October 2017 is invited to submit their machine's serial number to see if they qualify for the battery replacement. However, Apple didn't reveal the actual number of MacBooks that have been affected by the issue. To find your MacBook's serial number, click on the Apple logo in the Menu Bar and select "About this Mac", scroll to the bottom of the information window to get the serial number. If you've already swapped out your battery, you can get in touch with the brand about a refund. "Service may take 3-5 days". Additionally, the program doesn't extend the MacBook's existing warranty.

There's no need for anyone to rush off to Apple immediately, although it's probably a good idea to replace a swelling battery sooner rather than later; Apple says that the batter replacement scheme will be offered over the next five years. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the fix.

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