Apple offers to replace your iPhone 5 battery for free
Noticing your iPhone 5‘s battery to be all juiced out faster than before? It might be one of the units that Apple is willing to fix as part of their battery replacement program.
This program is a result to the company discovering a small percentage of their sold iPhone 5 units to possibly have shorter life span than when people first got them. If you bought your handset between September 2012 (when it was initially launched) and January 2013 you may visit Apple’s support page, punch in your device’s serial number, and see if it is indeed one of the units that the company declared as having a faulty battery.
The first countries to get this service is US and China, with other countries are to follow on August 29, 2014. Once it’s available you may visit Apple retail stores, authorized Apple service providers, or AppleCare to have your iPhone 5’s battery replaced free of charge. If, for some reason, you already had it fixed the company is willing to give back refunds.
This is available only until March 1 of next year. I personally have an iPhone 5 that I think is qualified for this program so I’ll be trying this out. We’ll be sure to update you if anything worth mentioning comes up during the process.