Apple has initiated a battery replacement program for a limited number of iPhone 5 units. According to the company, ” a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” The affected iPhone 5 units were manufactured between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with SamsungAlso Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
Apple has already started the program in the US and China, and will bring it to other markets on August 29. You can check whether your iPhone 5 is affected by entering your iPhone’s serial number here. You can find the serial number by going into Settings > About. If your iPhone 5 comes under the affected list, Apple will replace your phone’s battery free of cost. Also Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?
Earlier, Apple had to initiate a charger replacement programs earlier this year as well as in 2013. Last year, Apple also applied the take back program to third-party chargers where one could get their non-Apple chargers replaced with original Apple chargers at a discount.