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13:35  14 august  2019
13:35  14 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops because they pose a 'fire safety risk'

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops because they pose a 'fire safety risk' Apple announced on Thursday that it will recall some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because they have batteries that may "overheat and pose a fire safety risk." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The affected laptops are an older design, without the Touch Bar keyboard, and were sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The specific model affected is listed as "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)" in system settings.

Apple in June issued a battery recall targeting mid- 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017. According to the company, some units contain battery cells that might overheat and "pose a fire safety risk ." An internal document seen by Bloomberg confirms Total

U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and In 2016, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Note 7 was banned from U.S. flights due to a fire hazard after the

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that the FAA has banned select MacBook Pros sold from 2015 to 2017 from being taken on airplanes citing potential fire risks - an issue reminiscent of Samsung's infamous Galaxy Note 7.

2015 MacBook Pros banned on flights due to fire risk© Courtesy of Apple The FAA has banned a selection of older 15-inch MacBook Pros from being taken on flights.

In June, Apple recalled a series of old MacBook Pros because their "batter[ies] may overheat and pose a fire safety risk." Despite the company offering to replace the affected units' batteries free of charge, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight ban to all 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops that were sold between mid-2015 to February 2017.

Apple recalls MacBook Pro laptops for fire risk

Apple recalls MacBook Pro laptops for fire risk Batteries in the 15-inch laptop computers can overheat, Apple reports, and should be returned for free repairs

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and In 2016, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Note 7 was banned from U.S. flights due to a fire hazard after

Users with a 2015 MacBook Pro can enter their Mac 's serial number in the recall program website to check if their machine needs a replacement battery. 15-inch MacBook Pro models from 2015 that have faulty batteries are in danger of overheating and catching on fire .

This ban prevents owners of the laptop from bringing the computers on an airplane in either their carry-on or checked luggage.

At the beginning of this month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency also issued a warning about said MacBook Pro models; however, the EASA simply required that the devices are switched off while aboard. On the other hand, according to a Bloomberg source, four airlines - including TUI Group Airlines, whose cargo is taken care of by Total Cargo Expertise- have barred the devices from their units.

A TUI Group Airlines spokesperson was noting stating that announcements about the MacBook Pros will start taking place at the gate and before takeoff, similarly to how announcements were made by US airlines about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7. Laptops with a replaced battery will be allowed on flights and will reportedly not be affected by the ban.

Apple may abandon problematic MacBook keyboard

Apple may abandon problematic MacBook keyboard New scissor switch design will replace butterfly switch later this year, predicts Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

If you have a 2015 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro , you may If you have a 2015 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro , you may want to take up Apple on its free battery replacement offer before bringing it with you on a flight . Cupertino said those laptops' batteries may overheat and pose a safety risk .

In June, Apple recalled MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to batteries that posed a fire risk . The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain MacBook Pro laptops on flights following an announcement by Apple Inc. that some use batteries that pose a

In July, the FAA tweeted a reminder that "recalled batteries don't fly" -- and that goes beyond Samsung's and Apple's devices.

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July 10, 2019

New report says Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released sooner than expected.
It seems almost like a certainty that Apple will introduce an overhauled MacBook model featuring the largest screen size since the 17-inch Pro's cancellation. And the best thing about the new 16-inch version is that it won't have a bigger footprint than the current 15-inch MacBook Pro. Recent reports claimed that Apple was able to reduce the size of the bezels on its 15.4-inch laptop to fit even more display into the same space. The new device is expected to arrive this fall, and there’s a new source that suggests it might be released even sooner than expected.

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