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Apple has a temporary solution for certain MacBook Pro models needing a battery replacement

Apple offers battery service free of charge with AppleCare+ coverage. For Mac laptops that are out of warranty, there’s a fee of U.S. $199 to have the battery replaced. 

However, due to a constraint of top case assemblies with integrated batteries, Apple has informed its Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers that it’s currently unable to service the batteries of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models released in mid-2012 and early 2013, according to MacRumors.

The solution (albeit a temporary one)? Customers may choose to delay battery service until inventory becomes available, in exchange for Apple covering the cost of the repair. Or, to avoid a delay, an internal Apple directive obtained by MacRumors says customers may exchange the MacBook Pro for a functionally equivalent model.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.