Apple is replacing some 13-Inch MacBook Pro batteries

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We've all seen what can happen when a battery malfunctions inside a laptop or smartphone, however, Apple is stating this is "not a safety issue".

As part of the Apple's Battery Replacement Program, you will be eligible to receive a free battery replacement if you are a customer of the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the touch bar.

If you opted to buy the 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro, you might need to get a new battery, and get it soon.

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You can find the serial number and other identifiers for your MacBook Pro in macOS, on the computer's surface, and on its packaging. Apple has determined that a component may fail in these laptops with the knock-on effect being the battery expands.

Apple notes that a small number of the computers made between October 2016 and October 2017 could be affected.

The serial number, model number, and configuration details of your MacBook Pro might also appear on its receipt or invoice.

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In order to check if you're MacBook Pro qualifies for the replacement program, Apple has set up a specific page to look up the laptop's serial number.

KitGuru Says: While I wouldn't necessarily be thrilled about having to take my laptop on for a fix, if you are near an Apple Store, they tend to work quite quickly.

This is not the first time that Macbook batteries have been in the news. I've previously taken my iPhone 5S and my older MacBook Pro into an Apple Store for repairs and on both occasions, I got my devices back the same day.

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