Apple will supposedly charge $199 for a battery change in the next generation MacBook Pro

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Image courtesy of iFixit
Image courtesy of iFixit

We’ve discussed how Apple’s new Retina display equipped MacBook Pro is a headache to repair (at least, to amateurs). Here’s another thing to consider before buying Apple’s latest and greatest: battery changes. MacRumors is reporting that a battery change for the new MacBook Pro will supposedly cost $199 (that’s Php 8,400) an increase from the standard $129 (about Php 5,450) charge on the previous generation MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. And forget about servicing the battery yourself – as we discussed before, the battery of the next generation MacBook Pro is glued to the body of the assembly, which means there is a chance that a user will be break the batteries or assembly when they try to pry it out themselves (if you could get past the proprietary Pentalobe screws). In Apple’s credit, they do offer a standard 1-year warranty and say that the new battery included with the MacBook Pro is good for up to 1,000 charges before the battery capacity drops to 80%.

Source: MacRumors