Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries
Apple has launched an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. According to Apple, a limited number of iPhone 5s sold between September 2012 and January 2013 may experience a sudden decrease in battery life, requiring frequent recharges. Customers who believe their device may be affected can verify their device's eligibility through the serial number. Apple will replace the battery for free, or reimburse customers who paid to have the battery replaced on their own. Apple said the program is limited to batteries. iPhones with cracked screens or other problems will likely incur charges to have those separate issues resolved before the battery is replaced. The program launched in the U.S. and China on August 22, and will launch in other countries August 29.
Apple Weighing Refunds for Those Who Paid Full Price for iPhone Battery Replacements
Apple might give some customers a refund. The company is mulling whether or not it should offer cash back to those who paid full price to replace the battery of their older iPhone.
Apple Lowers Battery Replacement Cost to $29 Immediately
Apple made $29 replacement batteries available to owners of older iPhones effective starting today. The drop, announced earlier this week, was originally slated to go into effect in late January.
Apple-Made iPhone 6 Battery Pack Graces Apple Store
Apple has designed and released its own external battery case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The accessory is formed by soft-touch silicone.
Apple to Replace Batteries On Some iPhone 6s Devices
Apple will for free replace the battery on a small number of iPhone 6s smartphones that are experiencing power loss. "Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down," said Apple on its web site.
It Just Works!
Couldn't help myself. Sorry.
I like to check the battery on my phone every 4-6 months. When I noticed a decrease in the amount of time my phone was holding a charge, I was able to remove it and discovered swelling which is an indication of potential worse scenerios. I went to the store and While out of warranty, I still recieved a free replacement and was in an out of the store within about 5 minutes. No time was wasted during my busy schedule.
How long do sealed battery customers have to wait for this type of repair? And if not repaired, How much to replace the handset?
Heavy gamers and users should be more attracted to the idea of removable batteries due to the wear and abuse.
But I still don't care about removable batteries because I don't have my phone more than a year at a time. So I don't get battery issues.
Now I'm going to change my tune a...