Word on the street is that some 13-inch non Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s built between October 2016 and October 2017 may suffer from a janky battery that could swell up and pose a safety issue.
While not all of these devices have a faulty battery, Apple does want to make sure it gets out ahead of the all the social media tweets and click-bait blog sites looking to bash Apple and offer a free battery replacement program to qualifying MacBooks.
If you want to check to see if your 13-inch non Touch Bar MacBook Pro qualifies (which honestly, I think the Touch Bar is pretty fly, so why wouldn’t you want it?), you can check out Apple’s Battery Replacement Program website.
You will need your MacBook’s serial number. To get it, follow these steps:
1. Click the Apple logo in the upper-left side of the menubar
2. Click “About This Mac”
3. You will find the serial number on the Mac System Information page
If you do quality, you can make an appointment to your local Apple Store, find an Authorized Service Provider, or mail your device to the Apple Repair Center.
Of course, make sure you back up your Mac before making that move. Let me know if you need help with preparing a back up…I know a guy.