Apple sends out replacement cables for Retina MacBooks

Apple sends out replacement cables for Retina MacBooks


New USB-C cables are on their way.
New USB-C cables are on their way.
Photo: Reddit

Apple’s new retina MacBooks uniquely charge by the new standard, USB-C. Unfortunately, many of those cables are faulty, and Apple is looking to replace them. But now, Apple is starting to send out their replacement cables.

As you might recall, last Friday, Apple launched a replacement program for faulty USB-C cables that ended up being sent out alongside the new 12-inch Retina MacBook from April to June of 2015. Now, they’re starting to arrive. Says redditor iPhonedo:

A fedex package was left by my door today. And inside of it, there was a new USB-C cable from Apple. Along with a letter that says some cables may be faulty. Referring to the USB-C Cable replacement program. This is very nice because it saved me from getting a Genius Bar reservation and a trip to the Apple store.

PS: I didn’t order the cable.

According to Apple, the earliest USB-C cables shipped alongside the MacBook had a design issue which could cause them to not charge when connected to power. These new cables, presumably, fix those issues.

Source: Reddit


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.