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Apple starts battery replacement program for MacBook Pro

As of this week, Apple has started a new MacBook Pro battery replacement program due to a recent bug. 

The Macs involved are the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros. Those MacBooks also have the “Service Recommended” wording when clicking on the battery icon. 

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The issue according to Apple is the MacBook Pros with that battery problem are unable to charge past one percent. Obviously, this is a problem for most users out there. 

Tuesday’s macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 was released and designed to fix this problem on the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros. However, the update will not fix the issue for those that are currently experiencing it on their MacBook Pro. 

Here are the following MacBook Pros Apple is allowing to get a free battery replacement: 

  • 2016
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro with four Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro 
  • 2017
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro with four Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro 

Apple does traditionally charge $199 for a battery replacement, but will be providing these replacements for free. 

For those that are interested, contact Apple Support beforehand. 

Will you be taking advantage of this battery replacement? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy

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