After initiating a replacement program for its iPhone 5 handset’s sleep button back in April, Apple has launched a new program for faulty iPhone 5 batteries after identifying that a “limited” number of devices are suffering battery-related problems.
The company explains:
Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.
You can check your iPhone 5 handset’s serial number at Apple’s website; if affected, your device will qualify for a free battery replacement. The program launched in the United States and China on Aug. 22, and it’s scheduled to launch internationally on Aug. 29.
For more information, including the option of checking your iPhone 5’s serial number and scheduling an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, click this link.
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