Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on Eligible MacBooks Extended by Apple
According to a report by MacRumors, Apple has extended free repairs of anti-reflective coating issues for all eligible MacBooks, which include all 12-inch MacBook models and 2013 or newer 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models.
Citing an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, the report claims that Apple has authorized coverage within four years from the original purchase date of affected MacBooks. Apple notes that the 2012 MacBook Pro is no longer eligible for free repairs since the notebook was fully discontinued over four years ago.
The company has previously said that the repair program continues to be handled internally rather than being made public. Below is a list of the absolute latest dates that 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models may remain eligible for coverage:
- 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro: July 2018
- 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro: July 2018
- 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro: March 2019
- 2014 15-inch MacBook Pro: May 2019
- 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro: October 2020
- 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro: Still sold
- 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro: June 2021
- 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro: June 2021
- 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro: Still sold
- 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro: Still sold
- 2015 12-inch MacBook: April 2020
- 2016 12-inch MacBook: June 2021
- 2017 12-inch MacBook: Still sold
Customers seeking repairs can also visit an Apple Authorized Service Provider to determine if their notebook is eligible for coverage. It must be noted that some third-party repair shops have even been authorized to replace damaged displays free of charge.
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