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The USB-C cables on new MacBooks are faulty, but Apple will replace them

Apple has announced a worldwide replacement program for the USB-C cable shipped between April and June last year.

tech Updated: Feb 15, 2016 13:03 IST
Due to the design flaw in the cables, MacBook users were unable to charge or charge unreliably when connected to a power adapter.
Due to the design flaw in the cables, MacBook users were unable to charge or charge unreliably when connected to a power adapter.(YouTube)

Apple has announced a worldwide replacement program for the USB-C cable that shipped with its latest laptop simply called MacBook. Specifically, Apple will replace cables that shipped between April and June last year.

The replacement of the cable is due to a defect in the design, The Verge reported.

Due to the design flaw in the cables, MacBook users were unable to charge or charge unreliably when connected to a power adapter.

The cable was released with the 12-inch Retina Macbook and sold separately at the Apple Stores.

According to Apple, MacBook users will receive a new cable by the end of this month if they had given their mailing address while registering for MacBook. And if the original cable failed and the user bought another one, he or she will also be eligible for a refund.