Apple to replace faulty iPhone 5 batteries free of charge
If you bought your iPhone 5 within the period of September 2012 to JanuaryÂ 2013, the latest news isÂ that you could be experiencingÂ shorterÂ battery life hence charging your iPhone more frequently. Apple discovered this after several user complaints regarding the battery life of their iPhone 5 units and has moved fast to replace the batteries for the affected units free of charge.
Posting the news on their website, Apple noted that the iPhones that were affected are very few and fall within a particular serial number range. If you want to know whether your iPhone was affected go to this website to check on the list. The Cupertino smartphone giant also indicated that they will not be fixing other iPhone related issues that are not related to the battery problem.
Also, if you are going to be taking your iPhone back for battery replacement, back up everything you don’t want to lose before heading for the replacement program. You can also find recommended battery replacement locations and retail stores listed on the sameÂ website.