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Apple says excessive iPhone battery drain caused by manufacturing defect, will replace some units

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 30, 2013.

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Since the release of Apple iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S, many have noted that Apple, known for making devices with remarkable battery life, created a phone with staying power that was not as noteworthy as previous models. Apple says a small group of devices represented that problem more than others.

Though not everyone complaining of slow charging times and disappointing battery life on an iPhone 5S fall into that category, Apple has stated that it is aware of some users experiencing hardware issues and its plans to swap out those phones for new ones. The New York Times quotes Apple spokeswoman Teresa Brewer saying:

"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. We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone."

In my Apple iPhone 5S review, I stated that the iPhone battery life is not as long-lasting as it has been in the past. It was still good, but not as great. It turns out that some iPhone users had it far worse than I did. Any iPhone owners who feel their phone drains absurdly quickly can expect an email from Apple. Others who find the drop in staying power to just be annoying can adjust some settings and try to make the device last longer.

via: New York Times

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