Apple confirms manufacturing defect causes battery drain in some handsets

Apple confirms manufacturing defect causes battery drain in some handsets
Apple has confirmed today that some iPhone 5S handsets were hit by a manufacturing defect that causes the battery to drain much quicker than it should.

"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."



The company did not confirm the exact amount of affected customers, but suggested the figure was in the thousands.

Unlike what many customers believed, Apple says the issue is not battery related.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 Oct 2013 0:57
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  • 5 comments
  • megadunderhead

    it is not battery related at all there is a fix but apple won't disclose what it is which means something to do with iOS 7 would be my guess

    31.10.2013 05:55 #1

  • zxe

    i think i have one of those, as one minute the screens up, the n :)

    Another battery issue, didn't this happen on 4/5

    31.10.2013 07:11 #2

  • dali

    But, if it was a battery defect it could always be replaced. Oh, wait...

    "You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

    31.10.2013 07:37 #3

  • SProdigy

    Originally posted by megadunderhead: it is not battery related at all there is a fix but apple won't disclose what it is which means something to do with iOS 7 would be my guess It is. The background app update will kill your phone in an instant. The other problem I wish they'd fix is with iMessage. If you use it on another supported device, such as an iPad or Mac, your phone blows up constantly and drains the device rapidly.

    31.10.2013 15:39 #4

  • kfir1

    JUNK!!!

    1.11.2013 17:29 #5

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