Apple on Friday launched a new program to help iPhone 5 users that may have been affected by a problem with the Sleep/Wake button not functioning properly.
“Apple today launched a program to replace the sleep/wake button on a small percentage of iPhone 5 models where the button may stop working or work intermittently,” Apple said in a statement provided to The Loop. “Apple will offer the service free of charge to iPhone 5 customers with models that exhibit this issue and have a qualifying serial number.”
Apple has set up a Web site that has all of the details on how to get your iPhone 5 fixed, if you experienced this particular problem. It’s important to note that not every iPhone 5 owner will experience this problem. In fact, the majority of users will not be affected at all.
However, if you do experience the problem, Apple is fixing the iPhone 5 free of charge. Clearly, the phones are out of warranty, but Apple is doing the right thing and allowing customers to bring them in to be fixed.