Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros because the batteries could catch fire

Overheating batteries are no laughing matter, so this may be urgent: Apple has just issued a recall for the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, saying its batteries “may pose a fire safety risk.” The company says there are a “limited number” of affected units, sold between September 2015 and February 2017. That could easily be quite … Read more Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros because the batteries could catch fire

Apple Secretly Working on Car Batteries With Chinese Firm: Report

Apple is secretly working with a Chinese battery manufacturer on automotive battery research and development, indicating its continued pursuit of its electric car project. The Cupertino-based tech giant is working with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) in China’s Fujian province based on a confidentiality agreement, Shanghai-based Yicai Global reported on Thursday. “The parties are working together … Read more Apple Secretly Working on Car Batteries With Chinese Firm: Report

Galaxy Note7 will no longer pack in Samsung SDI batteries

The faulty battery packs that caused some Samsung Galaxy Note7 units to explode during charging, forcing Samsung to announce a global recall, were manufactured by the South Korean company’s own SDI subsidiary. Reports out of Samsung’s home country are suggesting that the tech giant has now decided to stop using Samsung SDI’s batteries in the … Read more Galaxy Note7 will no longer pack in Samsung SDI batteries