Apple Recalls 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros Due To Overheating Batteries Problem

Maya Bhagat - Jul 01, 2019


Apple Recalls 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros Due To Overheating Batteries Problem

According to Apple, the number of influenced MacBook Pro laptops is limited, sold for nearly 2 years from September 2015 to February 2017.

The matter of overheating batteries is no joke; it can be an urgent one to Apple. Since batteries have the risk of posing a fire, Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pros with 15-inch Retina Display has recently been recalled.

According to Apple, the quantity of influenced units is limited, sold for nearly 2 years from September 2015 to February 2017. The issue might come to some laptops sold at that time. However, 3th-gen MacBook Pro laptops were sold from 2012 to 2018; therefore, it does not mean all 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros are affected.

If someone has the model with the taller keyboard and full-size ports, it is important to check the serial number on the support website of Apple. The model is the “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015).”

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The 2015 MacBook Pros with 15-inch Retina Display

If it is eligible, your battery will be replaced for free, according to the company. It means that your MacBook Pro’s lifespan may be longer than its original one. This case is similar to older iPhones’ situation with the battery replacements costing Rs 1,991 that Apple offered.

Nonetheless, it is bad news that after your MacBook is sent to Apple’s repair center, it will take the company 1-2 weeks to fix. It is quite inconvenient if you use it for work. Apple says your warranty will not be extended.

In general, the recall is said not to influence other MacBooks; therefore, this does not affect the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro sold at the same time. In April 2018, some 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros were also recalled due to the battery-related issue, but not the safety issue.

When being asked about the reason for overheating batteries, Apple refused to answer.

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Apple refused to disclose why the batteries overheated

 

The company knows the newer MacBook Pro has affected its reputation since 2016; therefore, it has been more serious with the offer of Flexgate fixes as well as the programs of keyboard replacement. Although the problem was newly discovered due to aging batteries or the problem Apple deals with at once, people greatly welcome the recall.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, an “all-new” 16-inch MacBook Pro design will be released later 2019.

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