When is a Battery Replacement Program not a Battery Replacement Program?

Answer: When you’re in the wrong country.

My iPhone 5 is one of those that suffers from the battery problems acknowledged by Apple. Today, I made an appointment with one of the Shanghai Apple stores and headed there in my lunch hour to get it seen to.

Unfortunately Apple’s battery replacement program isn’t quite what it seems. You see, my iPhone was purchased in the USA. So, to qualify for a replacement, it has to be taken to an Apple store in the USA, not China.

Frustrated and not planning any trips to the USA so I’ll ether have to live with the battery issues or bay a new battery and fit it myself.

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