Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Offering Free Repair to MacBook Pros With Video Issue

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently took an initiative, and announced that the company will initiate a repair program for the MacBook Pros with faulty GPU. Several users faced an issue with the MacBook screen. Some of the customers, also, said that they see lines or glitch behavior in the screens.

Who is covered?

According to an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) spokesman, video issues have been found in few of the MacBook Pro models sold between February 2011 and December 2013, and the company will repair such systems for free. Also, the company is working to make reimbursements to the users, who already got their systems repaired by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), in a statement, said that only users who are facing “distorted of scrambled video on the computer screen”, “no video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on”, or if the computer “restarts unexpectedly.” are eligible for the fix,

The maximum and initial complaint was reported for 2011 MacBook Pros. However, the company is considering all MacBook Pro manufactured from 2011 through 2013. It covers both 15 and 17-inch screen sizes, and encompasses both regular and Retina displays. The users facing such issues with their gadgets can either mail their MacBook to Apple, or visit an Apple Store.

Limited to U.S. and Canada for now

As of now, the repair program is only limited to the users in the US and Canada, but starting February 27 will be expanded to other countries. The scheme will be available until February 26, 2016 or three years from the date of purchase.

Many of the early and late-2011 MacBook Pro owners with discrete graphics cards faced frequent GPU failures and crashes for years. After which, MacBook owners asked Apple to initiate a repair program, and even threatened the iPhone maker with a class-action lawsuit.

To save its image as a user-friendly company and may be to avoid lawsuit, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced to fix all those computers that are facing issues even if they are out of warranty. The announcement of fixing screens was received very well by the people as the screens are pretty useless under heavy strain, especially when editing a video.