Apple Announces Free 13-inch MacBook Pro (N-Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program

If you have a 13-inch MacBook Pro without a touch bar, you may qualify for a free battery replacement. Apple has discovered that a "limited number" of laptops has a problem that causes the battery to expand.

The company has launched a free battery replacement program, and anye who bought their MacBook Pro between October 2016 and October 2017 is invited to submit the serial number of their machine to see if they qualify.

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Despite the launch of the replacement program, Apple says that the battery problem is not a security problem. The company does not say how many laptops are affected, and it also offers refunds to anye who has already paid for a battery replacement in an eligible machine.

the replacement program page, Apple says:

Apple has determined that in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (n-Touch Bar) units, a compent may not work and result in an extensi of the built-in battery. This is not a security problem and Apple will replace the eligible batteries for free. The units ccerned were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017 and the eligibility is determined by the serial number of the product.

To find out if you qualify, visit and enter your serial number.

In order to replace your battery, you will need to send your MacBook Pro to Apple, bring it to an authorized service provider or make an appointment at an Apple store.

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