Do you have an older 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro? Guess what? You might just be in for a little luck.
Apple just got generous this year. Because of reports that their older 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro laptops do not charge more than one percent of the battery percentage, they’re replacing the battery for free.
Apple explains, “Since there’s only a small number of users with 2016 and 2017 MacBooks with the battery not charging beyond 1% and the battery health status indicates “Service Recommended,” we will replace the battery for free. On the other hand, if the status indicates a Normal battery, the offer will not apply.”
Here are the list of the affected models:
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016, Thunderbolt 3 Ports
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports
- MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 and 2017 models
However, if this problem doesn’t happen to your 2017-2017 MacBook Pro computer, Apple just released a macOS update that would prevent such an issue from happening. But if it affects your computer already, you can contact Apple, and they will replace the battery for free.
Apple clarified that your computer needs to be examined before getting serviced. This is to verify that your computer is eligible for the free battery replacement.