Apple, which is a Cupertino giant, is not making a much noise about having stretched their iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program. The replacement program was originally programmed to end on 1st of March 2015, to offer vendors of defective equipment a full three years of component coverage.
Apple made an alteration on their official website signifying that the iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program covers faulty devices for three years after the initial retal sale of the units. Before, Apple pledged to replace defective iPhone 5 for free of cost for two years after the first retail sale or until 1st of March.
Apple has stretched the deadline to 16th of January 2016 for selected units. Apple has stated that the company found a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices sold within a five month period starting from September 2012 to January 2013 and fall inside a limited serial number range. Applying the new 3 year coverage to those dates, Apple’s iPhone 5 replacement program is estimated to run through January 2016.
The users of Apple iPhone 5 who bought their mobile in the above mentioned period are facing battery problems. So they can check whether their handset is eligible for battery replacement via Apple’s official iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Website.
If your handset is eligible for battery replacement, you can take it to an authorized Apple Store to have their iPhone 5 battery replaced for free of cost.