Apple announced that the famous company will replace the faulty iPhone 5 battery for free. This issue affects a small percentage of iPhone 5 devices, which were sold between 2012 and 2013.
Apple revealed that certain iPhone 5 models, which were sold between September 2012 and January 2013, might have faulty batteries, which drain quickly. So, owners of iPhone 5 who have problems with their devices can now notify the company and have the needed repairs done free of costs. Apple revealed that the batteries will be replaced.
A faulty defect has “determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” This is not the first time when Apple announces that its phones have an issue linked to battery. A problem traced in iPhone 5s devices actually caused the batteries to need longer time to charge, while draining quicker.
Moreover, this is not the first issue that is found in iPhone 5 devices, either. Previously, Apple announced that the sleep/wake button needed to be replaced for certain iPhone 5 models, as it sometimes stopped working. Apple fixed this issue for free in the cases in which a defect was found and the company included that device on the list of potentially affected products.
One of the most interesting things about iPhone 5 is that this device has been in sale for only one year. So, the famous tech giant decided to keep this phone as a high end device in sale for a quite short period of time, until iPhone 5S was released. In 2012, Apple actually released two iPhone models at the same time, iPhone 5s and 5c.
Now, rumors indicate that Apple is working at the release of iPhone 6, which is said to be out next month. This new phone is expected to be amazing. Moreover, rumors claim that the company will actually introduce both a 4.7 inches and a 5.5 inches phone, for customers to be able to choose depending on their preferences. It is yet to discover what Apple will release next and how these products will be received by the fans.