Apple Acknowledges Manufacturing Issue Affecting Battery Life of Some iPhone 5s Devices

Apple Acknowledges Manufacturing Issue Affecting Battery Life of Some iPhone 5s Devices

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Apple has acknowledged a manufacturing issues with a limited number of iPhone 5s devices that could cause the battery to drain quickly, reports the New York Times.

“We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life,” said Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman. “We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone.”

Apple didn't specify how many devices were defective but the report suggests that it was only a few thousand phones.

Additionally, the issue is not a defective battery as some users had previously believed.

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Apple Acknowledges Manufacturing Issue Affecting Battery Life of Some iPhone 5s Devices
Le_muddy - October 30, 2013 at 7:24pm
My phone only seem d to charge to 99% when charging overnight. Do they have a batch number range that is known to have this fault.
Jeve Stobs - October 30, 2013 at 2:29pm
There is no issue with the battery. You must be charging iy wrong.
Samshit - October 30, 2013 at 2:03am
When an ios update comes, I want everything from 6 on 7 so it can be the way anyone wants it, also for battery update of course!
Some1 - October 30, 2013 at 1:43am
That explains a lot. I knew 4 hours charging time on a iPad charger couldn't be normal
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