There were various reports recently about the Apple MacBook Pro 2015 models catching fire. Initial reports indicated that this may not be a serious issue. However, it turns out that the issue is quite serious and Apple has already acted on it. The company has announced a new recall program for all the affected models. Basically, the 15-inch MacBook Pro devices released in 2015 are affected by this issue.
Apple has also advised owners of these models to not use their laptops. As well as they are also eligible for a free battery replacement. Because Apple has found an issue in the batteries which makes them overheat and catch fire in the worst case scenario if used for a long time.
For this reason, Apple says that the MacBook Pro 15-inch models sold between 2015 and 2017 are eligible for the recall program. Apple has also made it easier for people to check if their devices are eligible or not. Owners of MacBook Pro 15-inch can go to Apple’s website and enter their serial number which will tell them if their device is at risk or not.
“Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units.” says Apple adding that “in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.”. However, Apple does not mention what is exactly at fault in the batteries or any other details which is typical of Apple.
“In all cases, your device will be sent to an Apple Repair Center for service,” Apple tells the owners of faulty units. This is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle which made the company recall all the faulty Note 7 units because of faulty batteries which caught fire. In Apple’s case, the battery life could also be an issue here.