Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Apple Recalls a Select Range of iPhone 5 Devices

It isn't often that we blog about things we don't sell at  However, since there are more iPhones in our offices than other types of smartphones, this news tidbit made the rounds fairly quickly.  Thus, I thought it might be nice to share.

Monday, Apple announced a recall of what they refer to as "a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices."  Apparently, some iPhones have suddenly begun to experience shortened battery life and may need to be charged more often.  The affected phones are eligible for a free battery replacement.

The affected phones were sold between September 2012 and January 2013.  Apple has determined a specific serial number range for the affected devices.  They have also set up a handy serial number checker here which will tell you if your iPhone is eligible for a free battery replacement.  You can find your phone's serial number in Settings by tapping General and then About.