Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 08:52
Category: Hardware, MacBook, News, USB-C
With any luck, your replacement USB-C charging cable is en route.
Less than a week after starting a program to replace faulty USB-C charging cables, users are reporting receiving their replacement until in the mail.
As promised, Apple is proactively sending out free replacement USB-C cables to 12-inch Retina MacBook owners who submitted a mailing address when they purchased or registered their notebook.
The program, announced last Friday, applies to a “limited number” of USB-C charging cables sent out with the latest Retina MacBook model, as well as those sold as standalone accessories. An apparent design flaw was discovered that in some cases results in laptop charging failures, or intermittent functionality, when connected to a power source.
Apple is also apparently instructing users to discard the old USB-C charger.
Apple says defective units can be identified by looking at markings printed on the USB-C cable sheathing. Redesigned units include a serial number next to printed text reading, “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” while original versions susceptible to failure do not.
The company initially said replacements would arrive by the end of February.
If you’ve received your replacement USB-C charger and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.