While everyone loves Apple products, one of the biggest complaints is always that the cables you receive with them aren't all that high quality. Well, if you received an Apple-branded USB-C cable, you might be able to get a new one for no charge.
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Yesterday, the tech giant announced that they are offering a new program to replace the USB-C cables that came with the 12-inch MacBooks sold through June 2015, according to Mac World. According to the announcement, the cables stopped working due to a flaw in the design that messed up charging. The MacBook wasn't able to charge reliably when using one of the defective cables and a power adapter.
The replacement cables will have a new serial number printed on them whereas the old ones do not. Other than that, they look almost identical to the old ones.
Anyone who purchased USB-C cables separately may also be eligible for a replacement cable with this new program.
If you are one of the users who qualify for a replacement, then Apple will send you a replacement automatically as long as they have your name and a valid mailing address on record.
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If they do not and you qualify, then you will have to contact Apple, go to your local Apple Store, or get in touch with an authorized provider to get a new one. To see if your MacBook qualifies, you should head over to the Apple website - but you've probably experienced the problem and already know.