Apple Recalls Some MacBook USB-C Cables Because Of Intermittent Charging Flaw – TechCrunch


Apple is recalling certain MacBook USB-C charge cables due to a create flaw. The damaged MacBook charge cables were sold global up to last summer.

In a note concerning the charge cable recall about its website Apple says a “restricted number” of its USB-C charge cables for the MacBook, which were included along with the laptop via June 2015 could fall short “because of a create issue”. It’s not specifying the exact problem however says MacBooks utilizing the damaged cables could not charge or could just charge intermittently.

The brand-new USB-C port was just introduced by Apple to its MacBooks in March 2015, in a classic Cupertino convergence relocate that enjoyed it combine multiple port functions — power, data input/output, accessories and display connection — in to simply the one USB-C port. So not devoid of the others C-word, controversy, too.

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Apple is replacing damaged USB-C charge cables devoid of charge along with a new, redesigned version. It notes that damaged cables could likewise have actually been sold as standalone accessories, also as being bundled along with MacBooks, and these purchases will likewise be covered by the alternative program.

Affected cables have “made by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” stamped about them. Whereas the new, redesigned cables include a serial number after that text — as every the below image:

Apple USB-C charge cable recall

Apple says MacBook owners that offered a valid mailing treat throughout the product registration procedure or Apple Online Save purchase will certainly automatically be sent a brand-new cable by the end of February 2016. every one of others eligible cable owners can easily request a alternative via Apple’s online alternative process.

It’s the 2nd hardware accessory recall for Apple in much less compared to a month. The firm announced a recall for specific two-prong plugs at the end of January due to exactly what it said was a “quite rare” risk of the adaptors breaking and giving the user an electric shock.

Apple likewise offers a free battery alternative regimen for specific iPhone 5 devices, sold in between September 2012 and January 2013, which are damaged by an issue along with the battery suddenly discharging or not holding charge adequately.

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