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Apple issues recall for some 3rd gen 15-inch MacBook Pros because the batteries could ignite

Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017

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Apple has issued a recall for the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, confirming its batteries “may pose a fire safety risk.”

The company says that affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number which users have been instructed to enter to see if their unit is affected.

If a user meets the eligibility, Apple says it will replace the battery free and all the user has to do is to send the unit to Apple's repair center and it estimates repairs could take a week or two. It will not extend the warranty.

Apple seems to be having a few issues lately with the performance of its hardware particularly in the Macbook Pro segment so this product recall is a good sign that Apple's making sure that it's older products are being taken care of.


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