Apple has silently expanded its global program that provides free repair for 13-inch MacBook Pro models with screen backlight issues. While the original program covered eligible laptops for four years after the first unit was sold, today the company has changed it to five years.
The The original program was announced in May 2019 For owners of the 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016. Apple says some units may exhibit unexpected behavior on the screen, such as bright vertical areas at the bottom of the screen. In some cases, the display’s backlight may completely stop working.
Affected models were sold between October 2016 and February 2018, and the free repair program covered defective hardware for up to four years after each model’s launch. Apple has now added an extra year to the program.
As noted before Mac rumors, Official support article published on Apple website Details of the fix program was recently updated with the following message:
The program covers eligible MacBook Pro models for 5 years after the first retail sale of the unit or 3 years from the start date of this program, whichever is longer.
Users can request repair through Apple Support websiteCustomers who have already paid for a screen backlight repair can get a refund via Contact Apple. If you are not sure whether your MacBook Pro model qualifies for the program, go to the Apple menu on your Mac and select the «About this Mac» option.
last week, Apple has also extended the fix For 12-inch MacBook and Retina MacBook Pro models that had issues in some cases with the anti-reflective screen coating.
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