Apple is offering a free battery replacement on certain 13in MacBook Pros

Apple seems to be intent on spending a lot on extra batteries this year. Fresh on the tail of offering iPhone 6, 6S and 7 owners a £25 battery replacement, the company has announced another opportunity to get a fresh lease of battery life – albeit for a far smaller number of its MacBook Pro customers.

Apple is offering a free battery replacement on certain 13in MacBook Pros

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It’s unclear how small that pool of customers is, but it’s likely to be on the small side. The problem only affects non-Touch Bar 13in MacBook Pros, and not all of them either. Apple says affected devices will have been manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, but not every product matching that description will be eligible. You’ll need to enter your serial number into the Apple website to find out if yours is considered faulty or not.apple_is_offering_free_battery_replacements_on_certain_13in_macbook_pros_-_2

Even if your MacBook Pro is hit by the issue, Apple emphasises this isn’t a safety risk – just that a faulty component in some of the products may cause the battery to expand. If yours is in an affected batch, just take your laptop into an authorised Apple dealer, a retail store or post it to the repair centre and your MacBook will come back with a new battery, which should give its stamina a shot in the arm.

One small caveat: if Apple finds any damage that blocks the battery replacement, the company explains that this will need to be fixed first – presumably at cost to you. Additionally, the program doesn’t extend the MacBook’s existing warranty.

If you’ve already had your battery replaced for this problem, Apple says you can contact the company for a refund.

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