Unibody MacBook Pro Batteries Replaced In-Store

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News Posted: Tue, Jan 13 2009 11:51 PM

You'll recall that Apple, continuing a trend in its latest products, announced that the new unibody 17" MacBook Pro would not have a swappable battery. For those interested, however, it has already detailed the battery replacement plan it has lined up for that nascent MacBook Pro model.

The three ways to replace it:

Apple Retail

Same day repair with an appointment.

Apple Mail-in

3 - 4 business days after shipment of unit to depot.

Apple Authorized Service Provider ("AASP")

Please contact an AASP in your region for specific turnaround times.

Region Cost
United States $179 pre taxes
Canada CA$219 pre taxes
Europe €179 inc. VAT
United Kingdom £139 inc. VAT
Japan ¥19,800 inc. taxes
Australia A$299 inc. vat
China 1498 RMB inc. vat

Unlike its iPhone battery replacement plan, which explicitly states all data will be wiped from your iPhone, the MacBook Pro plan says your data should be safe. Note the word should, though.

The battery that ships with the MacBook Pro, as well its battery replacements, are warrantied against manufacturing defects for one year from the date of purchase.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Jan 14 2009 12:12 PM

WTF? Have they never seen people like me that take two batteries with them when travelling because one never lasts as long as they claim?

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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