Apple launched a pair of repair programs to fix issues for some 13-inch, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro and some iPhone Xs, as spotted by Bloomberg. Affected MacBook Pro models have an issue with their solid-state drive, while the iPhone X might have a faulty display module. In the case of the MacBook Pro, the company says that a “limited number” of 128 GB and 256 GB non-Touch Bar models sold between June 2017 and June 2018 have an issue with their solid-state drives, which “may result in data loss and failure.” Apple (or an authorized dealer) will service for those models for free, and recommends getting them checked out sooner, rather than later. Owners can check on the service page to determine if their computer is eligible. The listing says that MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar and older models aren’t affected. When it comes to the iPhone X, Apple says that some devices might “experience touch issues” because of a failed component in the display module — parts of the display might not respond, might respond only part of the time, or might react even when you’re not touching it. In this instance, Apple or an authorized dealer will replace the display module for free, but notes that if you have another issue, like a cracked screen, that will need to be resolved first, and they might charge you for that. Apple also says that if you already paid to have the display module replaced, you might be… [Read full story]
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