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Apple admits a battery issue in a small number of iPhone 5s units

29 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple admits a battery issue in a small number of iPhone 5s units - read the full textEarlier this month while going through our battery test of the iPhone 5s, we noted that on some occasions, the smartphone suffered from quick battery drain. Today, in a statement to The New York Times, Apple has acknowledged that a small number of iPhone 5s devices are indeed affected by such an...


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I phone battery is the worst thing ever!!

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  • 2013-11-27 16:23
  • 9xHH

Whats new!!! Almost all of apple products have battery problems.

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  • 2013-11-08 12:48
  • t7M7


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  • 2013-10-31 09:55
  • m@84

> In reply to Jarret @ 2013-10-31 03:45 from 25GS - click to readYour spelling sucks!

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  • 2013-10-31 09:49
  • n%nF

> In reply to Jarret @ 2013-10-31 03:45 from 25GS - click to readyeah, just like your english.

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  • 2013-10-31 09:48
  • t75a

And how is Apple reaching out to those users?

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  • 2013-10-31 03:50
  • qRIh

Apple is really sucks...

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  • 2013-10-31 03:45
  • 25GS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-30 07:28 from PDG9 - click to readThat's right, they probably do know exactly how many, either through statistical methods or manufacturing Q.C. by batch for the defective part(s).

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  • 2013-10-31 01:03
  • GT6G

> In reply to ollyb1 @ 2013-10-30 08:17 from LaTA - click to readWell, that's where you're wrong.

Only Apple seems to be having habitual issues with their phones. Either the OS or the hardware. Consider that in the past Apple only comes out with one phone a year (this year 2) while other manufactures come out with 5-15 phones a year makes it an even bigger black eye.

The bigger issue here is Apple has gone so cheap on manufacturing, so cheap on Q.C. processes and so poorly estimated manhours required for their OS development that they are now regularly producing an INFERIOR product.

Don't believe me? Google the number of reported crashes the 5s has compared to the 5 on ios 7 - it's 2x higher on the 5s including the "blue screen of death" (I guess even here Apple had to copy Microsoft - LOL).

The last really good iphone Apple made was the 4s (I still have mine but seldom use it anymore), but now I hear Apple pretty much sucked the life of that phone with ios 7 because for many people it kills the battery performance.

You fanboys can make all the excuses you want, but your time would be better spent writing to Apple asking them what gives and telling them they need to step up their game so they deliver a better product.

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  • 2013-10-31 00:56
  • GT6G

> In reply to MrGenie @ 2013-10-30 11:00 from NyjD - click to readThey did deny it initially.

Why the change?

Most likely the NYT was going to write the story about the problem and asked Apple for comment and that's the only reason they admitted it.

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  • 2013-10-31 00:41
  • GT6G

> In reply to StevenF @ 2013-10-30 15:26 from q9tQ - click to readThat's why you've got Apple stores :) I'd take it in straight away if I was you.

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  • 2013-10-30 23:10
  • XrLn

> In reply to tony tuhan @ 2013-10-30 17:49 from xIhR - click to readBattery takes about 45 - 60 minutes to fully charge. If you listen to music, browse the web or Facebook, play words with friends and so on whilst commuting to work and occasionally listening to music at work, your phone will have 60-70% of charge left by the end of the day.

If you're streaming video or music, you're phone will run out sooner.

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  • 2013-10-30 23:04
  • XrLn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-30 17:41 from IHbK - click to readof course. which company doesnt do that?

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  • 2013-10-30 21:33
  • j8wI

any one tell me please if battery is good tn they how much take a time for full charging

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  • 2013-10-30 17:49
  • xIhR

And Apple is going to count replacement units towards total number of sales.

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  • 2013-10-30 17:41
  • IHbK

> In reply to Mj king @ 2013-10-30 13:16 from KIIL - click to readSamsung did have an issue like this recently. They didn't do anything until the govt shamed them into doing the right thing.

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  • 2013-10-30 17:34
  • xbS}

Apple is so responsible and caring to its customers. I think i'm gonna cry

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  • 2013-10-30 17:29
  • RXgS

i think apple needs to be careful their latest phone , because there are a lot of phones competing with it, like the note 3 offering thousand six hundred mmh battery life. to me , i suppose apple is going to face a bigger chalange in the next sesion of phone making. and even aside that the screen size is too small for my liking

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  • 2013-10-30 15:30
  • Mfx0

My iPhone drained in three hours. Should I bring it on? If so would I need to make an appointment?

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  • 2013-10-30 15:26
  • q9tQ

> In reply to Vasi @ 2013-10-30 12:36 from XNtq - click to readif this happenned two years ago, apple would say "there is no issue" or "you're holding the phone the wrong way" or something like that....

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  • 2013-10-30 13:22
  • 6%3M

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