Did you buy an iPhone sometime between September 2012 and January 2013? Finding your battery doesn’t last long but since everyone else complains you think its normal? Well you may be able to get it fixed on the house as Apple is recalling a certain batch of iPhone 5’s that have been sold with a dud battery.
Apple released this statement
“Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently,” the company said in a statement on its website. “The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range. If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge.”
No wonder Chargebar’s phone recharging kiosks get so much usage!
If you are not sure Apple has provided a search function where you simply input your phone serial number and it will tell you whether your phone is eligible for a battery replacement, free of charge.
You can’t help but feel that this timing is deliberate with the launch of iPhone 6 around the corner. Did Apple release this information know knowing that a good portion of the users may want to upgrade to the iPhone 6 and may skip the replacement all together? September 9 is the proposed release which is about 2 weeks away. Very sneaky Apple!