The exact time period in question is from the on sale date (10 March) to 8 June: Apple has provided a handy guide to help you work out if you're eligible for a new cable. The offer also applies if you bought a cable as a standalone accessory.
"A limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 may fail due to a design issue," says Apple. "As a result, your MacBook may not charge or only charge intermittently when it's connected to a power adapter with an affected cable."
All you need to do to get yourself a fully working, problem-free USB Type-C charging cable is to enter your MacBook serial number. If you registered your shipping address with Apple when you bought your laptop then you'll get a new cable through the post automatically before March.
Not everyone is happy with the single charging port on the latest MacBook ( adapters are available ) but USB Type-C technology is certainly the future for phones and laptops alike - it brings with it faster charging, faster data transfer and a host of other benefits.
If you bought your laptop after 8 June, there's no problem; and those who've already picked up a replacement cable may be eligible for a refund. After having to replace a host of faulty power adapters last month , Apple will be hoping that it can run through the rest of 2016 without having to issue any more upgrades to its kit.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015)
The 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro was arguably Apple's best laptop, and the 2015 model is better still. If your next MacBook needs to be reliable, powerful and practical, the newest MacBook Pro is the only way to go.
- Retina Display
- Faster processor
- Superb battery life
- Force Touch underdeveloped
- Unchanged design
- Base storage feels small