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Apple acknowledges iPhone 5S battery life issues

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Some iPhone 5S batteries charge slower than normal or hold a weaker charge but this only happens to "a limited number" of handsets and Apple has already started to replace affected units.
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Apple claims that the iPhone 5S offers a significantly longer battery life than the previous models but for some owners of these new iPhones this is not true. Fortunately only a small number of handsets is affected by such battery problems but this number seems to be high enough for Apple to officially confirm the issue and provide replacements.

"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 Apple's Teresa Brewer to The New York Times. "We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone," she concluded.

Apple declined to provide any accurate information on the frequency of these issues. On the other hand, since the Cupertino giant has chosen to contact customers directly instead of providing a Web form to submit replacement requests it seems that not too many handsets are affected.

Considering that Apple sold over 9 million new iPhones in their first weekend on the market and most of these were iPhone 5S handsets, it is rather safe to assume that at least a few thousand units suffer from battery problems.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5461 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-10-31 (Update: 2013-10-31)