An update has emerged for Apple’s Battery Replacement Program for its iPhone 5 that even those that no longer have their original displays will be eligible for the replacement.
Apple’s initial offering was free battery replacement for some iPhone 5 units (bought between September 2012 and January 2013) that are experiencing shorter battery life. However, the company wouldn’t recognize the device if it no longer has its original parts intact.
Since then, the company has recently released a new statement on their Global Service Exchange page that reads:
iPhone 5 units with a third-party display are eligible under the iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program.
Again, to make sure if your iPhone 5 is one of the devices that are qualified, you may go to Apple’s support page and key in your phone’s serial number.