Apple to Replace Faulty iPhone Batteries FOR FREE
If you have some issues with your battery, don’t worry, because Apple has a solution for it. Apple will replace your damaged battery for free, the main reason for this is that some of iPhone 5 devices sold between September 2012 and January 2013 have damaged batteries that drain quickly.
Apple said, “determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” Apple will do this with all its devices sold between September 2012 and January 2013. If you want to check if your phone is eligible for the change, you can do it by applying your serial number into an Apple site.
The company had similar problems before, because in 2005 and 2006, it recalled nearly two million batteries for its PowerBooks and iBooks, because of overheating. Apple’s recent big project, iPhone 5S had these problems, as well. Last year, there was a manufacturing issue in a few thousand iPhone 5S phones, this issue caused the batteries to either drain too fast or take too long to charge.
In May, Apple started its replacement program for the sleep/wake button. The problem was not working of the button, or stopping the work after some time. This replacement program was free, as well.
The battery replacement program started on August 22 in the US, while it will start on August 29 in other countries. You can get the new battery at an Apple authorized service provider, Apple retail store, or through Apple technical support. If there are any damage on iPhone 5, such as scratched screen, that impairs the replacement of the battery. Apple said “in some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair.”
It was also said that battery replacement program isn’t the part of the standard warranty of the iPhone devices. The program only covers damaged iPhone 5 batteries for two years after purchase of the phone, or until March 1. There are also some good news for users who already paid for the battery replacement, from now on they can ask Apple for refund.