Apple announced yesterday the withdrawal of some of its MacBook Pro laptops due to defective and potentially dangerous batteries. The batteries, according to Apple’s support page, “can overheat and pose a fire hazard.” The recall is said to affect the 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017 and Apple is replacing defective batteries for free.
The company has not given concrete figures, simply a “limited number” of laptops, but considering that Apple sells millions of computers per year (18 million Mac were sold in 2018), almost any number is limited by comparison.
Apple insists that the MacBook Pro is the “best professional laptop in the world” but this is not its first fault. In the last year, there have been five warning notices of this type. There were problems with the keyboard, battery expansion, poor lighting, the possibility of data loss and now this.
However, Apple has insisted that owners of a 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina from the previous generation check if their laptop may be affected and go to an Apple-authorized store as soon as possible to have the battery replaced.
They have also enabled a special support website that allows you to check by serial number if that particular laptop is among the affected units.
In the statement, the company asked users to stop using the MacBook Pro Retina model in mid-2015 and check if it was defective.