Apple is replacing the batteries for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple has introduced a program to replace for free the batteries of some 13-inch MacBook Pros that are not Touch Bar. The company says that a "limited number" has expanded its batteries.

9to5Mac detected the program, which will allow users to recover the computer's battery for certain 13-inch MacBook Pro models other than the touch bar. Apple notes that a small number of computers manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017 have a defective component that causes the battery to expand. The program page has a field for owners to send the serial number of their computer to verify their eligibility.

If your computer qualifies, users can bring their MacBook Pro to visit an authorized dealer or retail store, or they can mail it to the Apple repair center. Users who have already replaced their battery can contact the company for a refund. Apple points out that any damage that inhibits the replacement of the battery should be repaired first, and that the program does not extend the standard computer warranty.