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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 Users are Replacing iPhones with Samsung: Report

People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Less and less Apple users are sticking with iPhones when it comes to replacement and are switching to Android phones, especially Samsung, a new report by BankMyCell has said.

The iPhone trade-in site has been collecting data on the new device people have during the valuation and trade-in of their old iPhone. It essentially lets users sell their used phone and upgrade to a new one.

BankMyCell found that 18.1 per cent of iPhone users were trading in their device for a Samsung device in June, the highest level since it’s been in the study, according to a CNET report on Thursday.

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FILE – The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, Feb. 20, 2019. VOA

The site collected data from over 38,000 people trading in their phones since October through 2019 to track Apple brand loyalty during the upgrade cycle.

People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers.

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Just 7.7 per cent of Galaxy S9 users switched over to an iPhone and 92.3 per cent remained on the Android operating system (OS). In comparison, 26 per cent of people trading in their iPhone X are moving onto another brand, the report added. (IANS)