“Apple on Friday offered to fix some older iPhone 5 smartphones with flawed on-off buttons,” AFP reports.
“In a posting on its support website, the California-based company said Friday a ‘small percentage’ of iPhone 5 models manufactured through March of 2013 may have on-off buttons that stop working or work intermittently,” AFP reports. “‘Apple will replace the sleep/wake button mechanism, free of charge, on iPhone 5 models that exhibit this issue and have a qualifying serial number,’ it said at the website.”
“The process began Friday in the U.S. and Canada and will begin in other countries on May 2, according to Apple,” AFP reports. “The support web page contained instructions for iPhone 5 owners, along with a way to check serial numbers to determine if smartphones qualify for free repair.”
Full article here.
Apple’s “iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program” webpage is here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]