apple-macbook-pro-13-inch-2016-1888-044.jpg Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (CNET/CBS Interactive)

Apple is replacing a number of 13-inch MacBook Pro[1] batteries after reports of a defect causing the built-in battery to expand.

Apple says affected units were non-touch bar MacBrook Pros made between October 2016 and October 2017. Device owners can determine eligibility by entering[2] their product's serial number on Apple's support page.

The battery replacement program does not affect 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar[3] or older 13-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple said.

Apple will refund those eligible who have already replaced their MacBook Pro's battery.


  1. ^ MacBook Pro (
  2. ^ determine eligibility by entering (
  3. ^ with Touch Bar (

Read more from our friends at ZDNet