This is difficult, especially for the slow learners at the back of the class who have been paying no attention all term, so listen carefully. If an ordinary laptop, as made by Sony, Dell, Lenovo and others, has problems with the battery then the battery is replaced and this is called a recall.
However, if Apple has problems with the batteries of some of its MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop computers — they refuse to recharge properly — that is called a replacement NOT a recall.
A representative from Apple China has told local media that Apple will replace the problematic batteries for consumers free of charge.
Apple China said although the batteries in some of the MacBook and MacBook Pro computers can’t be adequately recharged, there is no real problem with them. You have a battery and you cannot recharge it properly but that is NOT a problem. Thus Apple’s offer to replace the battery with a new one can’t be categorized as a recall.
Apple China said its latest software helps automatically update the performance of the batteries so it will be easy for Chinese consumers to upgrade their batteries in the future. If they have to do a replacement but, not, absolutely not, a recall.
If you are thinking of a story you read in Ubergizmo last August that was about a completely different problem. The illustration on the right shows the problem.
Apple issued a recall of up to 1.8 million notebook batteries citing them to be a potential fire hazard. These recalled batteries have the same manufacturer as the exploding Dell notebooks — Sony. Nine reports of overheating batteries were received, including a couple of reports of minor burns.
That was a recall. What we are having now is a replacement.
Source: China Tech News
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