Apple lately updated its iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Switch Substitute Program page, as noted by Apfelpage [Google Translate], including an additional year into the solution. This will allow consumers with a malfunctioning iPhone 5 approximately 3 years after acquisition date to change the sleep/wake button on the device.

The service began last April when multiple reports surfaced concerning the apple iphone 5’s lock button simply occasionally working, or discontinuing to work altogether. The program allowed clients to enter their apple iphone’s serial number to confirm its qualification and also subsequently carry-in or mail-in their gadget to be taken care of in 4-6 days.
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The new extension brings an additional year of coverage into the service for iPhone 5 users dealing with malfunctioning sleep/wake buttons. As a couple of redditors have actually noted, the service might call for changing greater than simply the lock button.

I had actually mine repaired via this program. They transformed all the switches and also replaced my battery totally free as well. When you obtain your phone back you could ask the person at the apple online store for the listing of parts that were replaced. I think they need to replace a few things in order to obtain to the button.

The business did the very same for its iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program recently, as spotted initially by iPhone in Canada. The program was readied to end on March 1, 2015, ‘or more years after the first retail sale of the device.’ Apple brought in a 3rd year into the program, prolonging the iPhone 5’s battery substitute program right into 2016 as well.