• Apple ships out first USB-C replacement cables to affected MacBook owners

    On Friday, Apple launched a worldwide replacement program for defective USB-C charge cables produced from April to June of 2015 and sold either as a standalone product or alongside the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

    Apple promised that the company will be sending out free replacement USB-C cables to 12-inch Retina Macbook owners who submitted a mailing address when they purchased their laptop.

    The program which was announced on Friday applies to only a "limited number" of USB-C charging cables sent out with the latest Retina Macbook model. An apparent design flaw was discovered that in some cases resulted in laptop charging failures or intermittent functionality when connecting to a power source.

    A note provided along with the replacement cable explains the issue and requests users discard the affected component. Some owners who posted the note online were unaware that Apple had enacted a quality control initiative.

    Apple says defective units can be identified by looking at markings printed on the USB-C cable sheathing. Redesigned units include a serial number next to printed text reading, "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." Whilst other original versions which were susceptible to failure do not.

    Affected Cable:
    Redesigned Cable:

    The company initially said replacements would arrive by the end of February.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple ships out first USB-C replacement cables to affected MacBook owners started by Caiden Spencer View original post
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