Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, 10:58
Category: battery, Hardware, iPhone
If your iPhone 5s’ battery seems a bit wonky, there’s a valid reason for it.
“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 exact number of affected units is not clear, but the statement is said to imply that the number is in the few thousands range. Apple sold 9 million iPhones total over its opening weekend. The article notes that a manufacturing problem does not equal a defective battery, so it is unclear what the actual source of the issue is.
Affected users can expect to be contacted by Apple soon and will be issued a replacement phone.
If you’ve seen this issue on your end, please let us know in the comments.