Apple has fully restored inventory of MacBook Pro batteries mid 2012 and early 2013

After more than a year of shortage, Apple has fully replenished its offering of high-end cases with glued batteries for the 2012 Mi and early 2013 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Mid-2012 MacBook Pro and its battery case via iFixit

The aluminum case that houses the keyboard, touchpad and speaker grilles a MacBook Pro is e of the best cases . For both models mentied above, the battery is attached to the underside of the upper case with a strg adhesive, which means that all the assembly needs to be replaced for a simple replacement of the battery.

Now that the inventory of the best cases is again widely available, Apple "does not offer more free and deferred repairs" to customers with new service orders, according to its internal rating distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers Tuesday. obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source.

Instead, Apple has resumed charging its out-of-warranty charges for all 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replacements, or $ 199 in the United States. Fees are canceled if the notebook is covered by an AppleCare + plan.

Apple first notified service technicians of the "serious cstraint" of the most important cases in March 2017, when it temporarily stopped facilitating battery replacement. Apple was waiting for the shortage to be resolved by September 15, 2017, but it extended the deadline until November 15, 2017, which obviously took lger.

As a temporary soluti, Apple allowed customers to delay service …

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