Apple has launched a alternative program for the iPhone 5. Should you’ve obtained a defective iPhone 5 sleep/wake button now you can get it changed in case you stay in both the US or Canada.
Apple has begun providing the service as a result of a “small proportion” of handsets, manufactured earlier than March 2013, suffered from a fault. You'll find the alternative program arrange by Apple here.
The online web page says Apple "has decided that the sleep/wake button mechanism on a small proportion of iPhone 5 fashions might cease working or work intermittently." In case your serial quantity qualifies and seems to be damaged you'll be able to ship it again to Apple for a alternative. For those who’re not sure whether or not your serial quantity qualifies, Apple has arrange a fast software to verify on its web site.
Replacements will arrive 4 to 6 days after receipt and can happen on the Apple Restore Middle.
You possibly can both convey it into an Apple retailer your self or ship it off. For those who’ve damaged the handset in some other approach akin to a crack by way of the display you’ll additionally want to repair this up first – which Apple will even do, at a price.
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