Apple Announces Battery Recall for 2015 MacBook Pro


Apple launched a Recall & Replacement Program today for the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The concern is that the batteries for units that were sold from September 2015 to February 2017 may be prone to overheating and risk of fire.

2015 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro users are recommended to stop using their units until they can have the batteries replaced. Apple has made a recall page where individuals can check and see if their Macs are affected.

The company’s voluntary recall could possibly be linked to the video of a MacBook Pro 2015 with Retina Display catching fire that went viral on Twitter and Reddit.

Apple directs the users to find the nearest authorized Apple service provider, opt for mail-in repair or make an appointment to have their machines fixed at an Apple Store. Keep in mind that affected laptops will be sent to Apple Repair Centers and may take up to two weeks before it could be sent back. Replacement is free of charge.


Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.