Apple Offering Mass Cable Replacements

Posted: Feb 13 2016, 6:24pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Apple Offering Mass Cable Replacements
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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.

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.

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.

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