If your iPhone 5 battery runs down too fast or turns off suddenly, you’re not alone.  Apple announced yesterday a replacement program for iPhone 5 batteries that it said “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”  The company has posted on their support page a serial number validator to check to see if your iPhone 5 qualifies, saying the program covers a limited serial number range for phones sold between September 2012 and January 2013.

The replacement of a qualifying battery is free of charge.  If you think you’ve paid for a battery replacement, normally $79, you can contact Apple for a refund.

Mike Johnson

I like MMOs, RPGs, and sandboxes, all played with my trusty hedgehog sidekick Harvey. When I'm not building, slashing, or rolling, you'll find me with a good book and a hot coffee.