Apple recalling some iPhone 5 models over faulty batteries

Apple has announced that it is recalling some models of the popular iPhone 5 for problems with the battery. The company says that a small percentage of iPhone purchased between September 2012 and January 2013 “may suddenly experience shorter battery life and need to be charged more frequently.”

iPhone owners should use a serial number checker on the Apple website to determine if their phones are on the recall list. The company will replace the batteries free of charge.

The battery replacement is currently on the way in the USA and China markets and will roll out to other countries on August 29th.

Earlier this year Apple recalled some iPhone 5 models for a faulty on-off button.