Apple offers free battery replacement for MacBooks

To compensate for manufacturing defect in 13-inch laptops.
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Apple said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused the built-in battery to expand

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

In an attempt to regain trust, tech giant Apple said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused the built-in battery to expand, adding, it will now offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

Apple said the component failure of MacBook Pros has caused the built-in battery to expand.

According to Reuters, the iPhone maker tried to allay fears saying that the flaw reported earlier in the 13-inch MacBook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. On its support page, Apple pointed out that the affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. The company however, refused to divulge how many MacBooks were actually affected.

"Apple has determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units, a component may fail causing the built-in battery to expand," Apple said in its Support page. "This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge. Affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017 and eligibility is determined by the product serial number," it added.

The programme will be available for five years since the original release of the "non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro".