Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

The units with the possible defect were reportedly manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017

The company says that a limited number of these MacBook Pro models, units feature a component, that can fail and in reaction can cause the built-in battery to expand. If your device is eligible Apple will replace your battery for free.

Since Apple has not mentioned that the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar require servicing, it only means that the owners of the base model will need to go to their nearest Apple service outlet. The affected 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar)'s were produced between October 2016 and October 2017. The exact nature of the problem is left unmentioned, though battery expansion woes are nothing new for manufacturers companies relying on lithium-ion technology.

Do you own a 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar)?

Users who believe their 13-inch MacBook Pro suffers from the described swelling issue can check eligibility by plugging in their device serial number on Apple's dedicated replacement webpage.

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It's a battery from hell year for Apple starting with the iPhone battery replacement offer.

To check if your MacBook Pro is affected and needs to be replaced you can simply head on to this link and enter your serial number.

The Cupertino giant has now announced a worldwide "Battery Replacement Program" for the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar variant). Apple walks you through the replacement process here. Also, any customers that have already paid for a replacement battery for their affected laptop can contact Apple Support about a refund.