iPhone 5 battery replacement in South Africa

bwana

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iPhone 5 battery replacement in South Africa

Some iPhone 5s have faulty batteries, but, until recently, only those in the US could claim the free repair
Some iPhone 5 devices ;)

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MOwrt

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So mine is eligible to replaced, but Im not with Vodacom. Does that mean I just have to deal with it?
 

bwana

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Is that legit English "rules", or something apple enforces?
The bit I quoted was from Apple's guidelines for using trademarks etc but it does help to avoid confusion with the model known as the iPhone 5s.
 

Jan

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So mine is eligible to replaced, but Im not with Vodacom. Does that mean I just have to deal with it?
Your best bet is to contact whoever you bought the device from and see if they're in on the programme.
 

MOwrt

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Your best bet is to contact whoever you bought the device from and see if they're in on the programme.
Contacted Cell C via twitter, said they'll contact me. So just waiting now.
 

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So mine is eligible to replaced, but Im not with Vodacom. Does that mean I just have to deal with it?
Did you experience low battery life with it or not really? Just curious. I also had an iPhone 5. I had no battery issues but the WIFI was faulty.
 

MOwrt

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Did you experience low battery life with it or not really? Just curious. I also had an iPhone 5. I had no battery issues but the WIFI was faulty.
Yip have some issues, especially when not connected to WIFI. Barely lasts a day with minimal usage
 

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Mine dies at less than 20% especially when the camera app is running. Checked on the site & I'm eligible for a replacement battery:)
 

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The bit I quoted was from Apple's guidelines for using trademarks etc but it does help to avoid confusion with the model known as the iPhone 5s.
Well at a quick glance i actually thought the article was talking about the 5s :p
 

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Just got confirmation from Core that they will be participating in the battery replacement programme. Updating the article now:

Yes we will be participating in the iPhone 5 battery replacement programme. This is the replacement process at iStore:

REPLACEMENT PROCESS

  • An iOS Diagnostic Battery Test will be conducted in store.
  • Depending on these results, the iPhone may be sent away to the Service centre for further diagnostics and resolution.
  • NOTE: The repair is subject to an assessment at the Service Centre as physically damaged and third-party repaired devices do not qualify for this program. iPhones repaired under the iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Quality Program automatically had a new battery replacement under this repair program.

It’s important to note the following for customers:

  • Customers need to ensure that they perform their own backup prior to sending their device in for service.
  • Customers need to disable Find My iPhone prior to sending their device in for service.
 

bwana

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Just got confirmation from Core that they will be participating in the battery replacement programme. Updating the article now:
Yet they reportedly wouldn't deal with phones covered under the button replacement programme not purchased through them?
 
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