COSTA RICA TECH NEWS – Apple has determined that a number of its iPhone 5 devives may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.

iphone-5sThe affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.

If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge.

Starting Friday, August 29, the Apple authorized dealer in Costa Rica, iShop will replace your iPhone at its two locations: Lincoln Plaza and Avenida Escazú.

There is no cost for the replacement that will take about three days.

To find out if you iPhone 5 is eligible for the replacement program, visit the Apple website, enter the device’s serial number and you.

If you paid for a battery replacement service for your iPhone 5, you may be eligible for a refund from Apple, visit their support page..

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