Last week Apple launched its iPhone 5 battery replacement program for the U.S. and as of today the program is now live in Canada and for the rest of the world (last week the page stated the worldwide launch would take place on August 29).
According to the company, if your device qualifies for a replacement you’ll get a new battery free of charge:
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.
How to check to see if your iPhone 5 qualifies for a battery replacement? Easy.
1. On your device, go to Settings > General > About to get your iPhone 5 serial number.
2. Visit this page and submit your serial number.
Does your iPhone 5 qualify for this battery replacement? Share your results in the comments.