Apple launches replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 power buttons
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Though Apple has already released a new generation of iPhones and is busy working on the next, they still have some issues to iron out with the iPhone 5. And while this may be a bit later than most users would have liked, the company today announced a replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 devices exhibiting power button issues.
The replacement program is for iPhone 5 smartphones that were manufactured through March of 2013 and exhibited problems with the on/off switch. The exchange will be free of charge and can be done by mail or at any participating Apple Store. In addition, loaner iPhones are available for the duration of the repair, which Apple is estimating at 4-6 days.
The program is set to being immediately in the US and Canada, but won't reach the rest of the world till May 2nd. Apple is also offering refunds to users who previously replaced their power button, and everybody else can check their serial number for eligibility through a dedicated portal.