Can the battery in the new Macbook (the one with USB-C) be replaced?

It looks like the new battery is glued into the computer. Does this mean it can’t be replaced, or has Apple somehow figured out a way to remove the glue?

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The new MacBook’s battery is replaceable, but Apple recommends bringing it to them for maintenance and replacement if needed. Here’s what Apple says about the battery:

MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro computers with built-in batteries should only replace batteries with an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store. Attempting to replace a built-in battery could damage the equipment and such damage is not covered by the warranty.

These Mac notebooks have built-in batteries:

  • MacBook (13-inch, late 2009) and later
  • All MacBook Air computers
  • All MacBook Pro computers with Retina displays
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2009) and later; MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2009) and later
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