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Apple Recalls Some Older MacBook Pro Units over Battery Overheating Risk

Customers can get an affected 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced free of charge

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The units with Retina display were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. Pixabay

Apple has recalled a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk.

The units with Retina display were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.

Customers can get an affected 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced free of charge, Apple said in a statement on Thursday.

The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks.

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Apple has recalled a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Pixabay

“It is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge,” said the company.

Company issued a similar replacement programme last year for newer 13-inch Pros over issues related to battery expansion.

According to Apple famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant would release an “all-new” 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year.

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Battery issues are not uncommon and Samsung had to recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 2017 owing to batteries catching fire. (IANS)

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Apple Likely To Release Its New MacBook Pro Model Soon

Apple is likely to unveil its 16-inch MacBook Pro today

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Apple is likely to release its 16-inch MacBook Pro on Wednesday. Pixabay

Apple is likely to release its 16-inch MacBook Pro on Wednesday and its sales could kick off as early as this week, the media has reported.

The new MacBook Pro is expected to cost “about the same” as the 15-inch model, which starts at $2,399.

Despite several revisions and tweaks, the butterfly keyboard has tarnished the reputation of Apple’s notebook line up due to stuck keys, repeated keystrokes, and other problems, The Verge reported on Tuesday.

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The new MacBook Pro would cost roughly the same as the outgoing model. Pixabay

Apart from its larger display, the 16-inch MacBook Pro will debut with a “revamped” keyboard that is “designed to be more reliable” than the butterfly- styled keyboards featured on MacBooks since 2016.

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However, the insiders claim the new MacBook Pro would cost roughly the same as the outgoing model, and would be available this week. You might not have to worry about Apple using this as an opportunity for a price hike, according to a report in Engadget. (IANS)