Battery Woes Haunt Some Apple iPhone 5s Users

Battery draining issues? You are kidding. Has the iPhone 5s not had enough problems? Is there more trouble to haunt this new member of the iPhone dynasty?

Apple launched the iPhone 5s on September 10, as the most forward-thinking iPhone yet and the worldEUs first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance in the palm of your hand.

But after the initial excitement came complaints that motion sensors were off, not to mention complaints about frustrating screen crashes and reboots. Now comes accounts of disappointing battery life, as first reported by The New York Times on Tuesday.

Here is the news. The iPhone 5s has a "manufacturing issue" that, for some iPhone 5s users results in reduced battery performance and could cause longer charging times.

EUWe 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,EU said an Apple spokesperson responding to The New York Times. EUWe are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone.EU

"Limited Number"

Apple is hardly an open source bastion, and it is not clear what the EUmanufacturing issueEU is all about, in turn there is no hard information on what kind of EUissueEU could render the batteries problematic. Brian Chen, who authored The New York Times article, took care to point out that "a manufacturing issue is not the same as a defective battery, which some users thought was the problem with their phones."

An absence of details on what the manufacturing issue could be is accompanied by an absence of details on the exact number of people affected. Apple only referred to EUa limited numberEU but The New York Times said the statement from Apple "implies" that...

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