Apple intros program to replace faulty iPhone 5 sleep/wake buttons

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: April 25, 2014

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Does your iPhone 5 have a faulty sleep/wake button? If so, then your weekend is about to get quite a bit better!

Apple announced today that it’s introducing a new program for iPhone 5 owners that have a sleep/wake button that either works intermittently or has stopped functioning altogether. Apple told The Loop that it will replace the sleep/wake button of affected models for free.

Apple has set up a special web page for this new program at which consumers can enter their device’s serial number to see if it qualifies for a free replacement sleep/wake button. The repair itself is done at an Apple Repair Center, and consumers can either mail their unit in or physically take it to a store. Apple estimates that the replacement process will take 4-6 days to complete, and it says that repair centers will have loaner iPhone 5 units available for consumers that need one.

If you’re rocking an iPhone 5 whose sleep/wake key has been giving you issues lately, hit up the Apple link below to see if your model qualifies for a replacement.

Via The Loop, Apple

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