Apple has this week launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program in the US and Canada, allowing users of a small percentage of devices to replace batteries that have a poor battery life and high charging times for free.

Apple says that these devices will include devices that were sold between September 2012 and January 2013, stating the following in their announcement:

“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 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.”

In order to get a replacement all you need to do is click the source link below, enter your iPhone’s serial number and then Apple will tell you if your device is eligible for the program. Users who are eligible can then get a replacement form through Apple’s Technical support, or for either an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorised Service Provider.

If you have already paid for a replacement battery, can contact Apple for a refund. Apple also says that the program will cover iPhone 5 batteries for two years after the first retail sale of the unit, or until March 1st, 2015.

Source: Apple

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