Update: According to an internal Apple memo highlighted by , the relevant replacement part top-case assembly is now back in stock and available for repairing machines with dud batteries. My 2012 MacBook features keys that have more-traditional switches, and this laptop has been my favorite piece of tech I've ever owned, partially because it just works. Personally I fault Apple and its legal department for not coming clean on this issue. As spotted, this is happening in the case of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display notebooks from mid-2012 and early 2013 which require a battery replacement. Customers should visit for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.
Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro. I am for freedom of speech but when each thread is 25% useless comment that do not contribute to the discussion it starts ruining the experience. They replace the entire top case for a battery replacement. If you think your laptop might be apart of the recalls, you should stop using your laptop immediately. I've updated my article with the new info I've learned. Under this , Apple is replacing these models with redesigned versions Model A1400 for free. The recall affects models of the MacBook Pro that stem from the 2016 redesign -- but only impacts entry-level models that don't feature the Touch Bar, a touch-sensitive strip that replaces the function row of keys.
Tested using Logic Pro X 10. Tested with Rise of the Tomb Raider using the built-in benchmark, at 2304x1440 resolution, with very high settings and Vsync disabled. The damage appears to be caused by a variety of factors, including the pressure of the keyboard and trackpad on the display when closed, and the use of incorrect third-party cleaning solutions with microfiber cloths. As we mentioned at the start of this story, a few lucky people have even got a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Display and Audio Easy on the eyes. This provides free replacements for affected models.
Eligible models, listed below, qualify for a free display replacement within the four-year coverage period. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro. The Apple Care supervisor told me there are no good means of communication on these recalls, that they are posted on the web site. Taylor is not simply asking for replacement keyboards, but instead an entirely new design not prone to constant failures suffered by some owners. And three built-in mics form directional beams that capture your voice more clearly for FaceTime calls and talking to Siri. Original story follows… There are reports circulating that some owners of certain old MacBook Pro notebooks with run-down batteries are getting their laptops replaced with newer models — and in some cases a current-generation.
Here you will find all the latest tech news along with a healthy sprinkling of science and anything else we think will interest our tech-savvy and information hungry readers. I've updated my article with the new info I've learned. Many of the built-in apps on your MacBook Pro have Touch Bar controls that make common actions like sending an email or formatting a document even easier. So you can have desktop-class graphics performance without giving up the portability of a notebook. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. As he speedily tapped on the space bar for about 5 or 10 minutes, I worried about my personal MacBook Pro.
Or if it happened in 2015. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro. Apple reserves the right to refuse or limit the quantity of any device for any reason. Dust and other particles normally found on hands were slipping under the keys and gumming them up, in some cases temporarily, in others permanently. Apple's document states that these third-party repair shops can even replace displays with other damage free of charge so long as the anti-reflective coating issues are present.
This gives 3D graphics apps like Autodesk Maya up to 40 percent faster render speeds compared with the previous-generation 6-core processor and up to 2x faster render speeds than a quad-core processor. After months of use, however, even otherwise satisfied users began to report sticky and unresponsive keys. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro. Some stores may have additional requirements. If you contact Apple by phone, asking for your call to be escalated to a senior advisor may help. It should be a warning that something is seriously wrong and you need to heed the recall.
As modest as these internal improvements are, they do provide more performance bang for the buck. Don't forget to leave a comment if you enjoy or disagree with an article or whether you just have something to say. Other models like the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air are not part of the program. I guess I'll have to call someone if I can get the time. Or is Apple wiser after the iPhone's Batterygate? An hour later the computer was ready, and picked it up with no cost. As mentioned in previous reviews, the Retina displays look great. Under this , Apple is providing free redesigned replacements which feature a green dot for affected models.
A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. Since the 2016 MacBook Pro launched, a number of users have complained of failed, unreliable and unresponsive keys, a critical flaw for a laptop boasting an integrated, hard-to-replace keyboard. Is this recall relevant to you? The was quietly added to the list due to potential battery issues last month. Battery overheating problems pose a potential safety risk. O Well this is interesting.