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  • Mac Batteries Retaining Less Than 80% Charge Now Covered Under AppleCare


    Apple’s AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPod was recently just updated so that batteries that have less than 80% of the original capacity is covered. Now, the Cupertino-based company has extended the policy so that the MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro is covered as well under the AppleCare Protection Plan.

    In the old terms of the AppleCare Protection Plan for Macs, only batteries that were defective could be replaced. Now the new plan replaces the laptop’s battery free of charge if it holds less than 80% of the original capacity. Those who did not purchase AppleCare will have to pay anywhere from $129-$199 for the out-of-warranty service.

    The new term states:

    Your Apple One Year Limited Warranty or AppleCare Protection Plan includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. If you purchased an AppleCare Protection Plan for your Mac notebook with a non-removable battery, Apple will replace the notebook battery at no charge if it retains less than 80 percent of its original capacity. If you do not have coverage, you can have the battery replaced for a fee.
    When purchasing Mac AppleCare, the warranty is extended for three years from date of purchase. With no protection plan, customers only get a one-year warranty from date of product purchase. The new policy has been noted to be effective immediately and retail staff members have already been informed of the change.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac Batteries Retaining Less Than 80% Charge Now Covered Under AppleCare started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      So, how do you know what it retains?
    1. greyhounds's Avatar
      greyhounds -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sniper488 View Post
      So, how do you know what it retains?
      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731