Apple Admits Defect with Some iPhone 5s Batteries

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If you bought an iPhone 5S and are confused as to why the battery life is disappointing, then the latest word from Apple might interest you. The company has confirmed that a limited number of iPhone 5S models shipped with a manufacturing issue that resulted in shortened battery life.

"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," Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman, told the New York Times in a statement. "We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone."

The iPhone 5S was announced last month at an Apple event in San Francisco and the updated iPhone is supposed to have better battery life than the last generation of iPhone. Apple didn't go into detail regarding the manufacturing issue, nor did it specify how many customers were affected by the problem.

Apple's iPhone 5S has a 1560 mAh battery, while the iPhone 5 has a 1440 mAh battery. The iPhone 5S also packs Apple's new 64-bit A7 SoC with M7 co-processor, an updated camera, Touch ID fingerprint authorization, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 64 GB of storage, WiFi 802.11 a/b/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE.

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  • what does this have to do with battery life???

    "Apple's iPhone 5S has a 1560 mAh battery, while the iPhone 5 has a 1440 mAh battery. The iPhone 5S also packs Apple's new 64-bit A7 SoC with M7 co-processor, an updated camera, Touch ID fingerprint authorization, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 64 GB of storage, WiFi 802.11 a/b/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE."
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  • The title should be "Battery Life" not "Batteries"
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  • It's just fun watching the media turn on apple as they crumble back down to the ground. A nice turn of pace from the "apple can do no wrong" standpoint of past years.
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