Apple announced free battery replacement for selected iPhone 5 units
Apple has announced that it will replace the battery on a select number of iPhone 5, free of charge. It said that some iPhone 5 handsets were experiencing shorter battery life or needed to be charged more frequently.
Apple released a statement -
“Very small percentage” of units “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”
According to Apple, a small number of iPhone 5 sold between September 2012 and January 2013 are experiencing battery problems, where the users may experience reduced battery life, causing them to charge more frequently.
The program doesn’t affect the general warranty for your iPhone 5, but Apple will offer replacement batteries up through two years after you purchased the iPhone or March 1, 2015, whichever comes later.