Apple extends warranty coverage of iPhone XS, iPhone XR battery cases to two years

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Date: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, 03:48
Category: Apple, battery, Cases, iPhone, News

If you just bough an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR Smart Battery Case, you just got a free extra year of warranty on it.

Apple has launched the Smart Battery Case Replacement Program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, which covers all cases made through October of 2019.

Apple has also identified the following issues which have led to the replacement program:

  • The battery case will not charge or charges intermittently when plugged into power.
  • The battery case does not charge the iPhone or charges it intermittently.

Given that the case is only a year old, most of the units sold are under warranty. This offers an additional year of free coverage, and Apple says it will evaluate each Smart Battery Case to verify that they are eligible once they are brought in for service.

Users can get their Smart Battery Case replaced at a local Apple Store location, or via an Apple Authorized Service Provider. All models and colors of the case are included in the program.

Via Macworld

ECC filing number hints at updated MacBook Pro

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Date: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, 03:45
Category: Apple, Apple TV, Business, Legal, News

The 16-inch MacBook Pro, or another MacBook Pro, could be seeing an update this year.

According to a recent regulatory filing, a new model number has been assigned with the ECC.

Here’s what’s in the document:

The new filings with the ECC include just one new model number, A2289, which is identified as an Apple-branded portable computer and associated spare components. No other details are made public about the model, aside from it being capable of running macOS 10.15 Catalina. It is unknown what the model indicates, as this could refer to an update to any of the MacBook variants available to date. The model number is accompanied by filings for two Apple TV models, using numbers that relate to already-available models. These are most likely to indicate the use of tvOS 13 on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. Another line is dedicated to the rackmount variant of the new Mac Pro, which has yet to be made available to purchase by Apple.

It’s unknown as to exactly which products numbers will equate to what new products, though it is thought that the 16-inch MacBook Pro could see a nice speed bump this year.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and AppleInsider