Apple Australia have announced a replacement program on a small percentage of iPhone 5, where it’s been found some iPhones have a sleep/wake button issue.
From May 2nd in Australia affected iPhone 5 will be replaced for free. This does NOT affect the new iPhone 5s.
What is the issue?
A small batch of iPhones manufactured through March 2013 may have an issue where the top button will stop working.
What will Apple do?
Apple will replace the sleep/wake button mechanism, free of charge.
Is my iPhone 5 affected?
Apple determines the issue based on the serial number of your iPhone 5 to find out when it was manufactured.
- Go to Settings > General > About and write down your serial number.
- Head over to the Apple site here and enter in your serial number.
All instructions on how to get your iPhone 5 replaced if found to be affected can be found here.