This has not been the week for Apple users, first the new Macbook Pro's with retina display were experiencing keyboard and trackpad issues and now the new iPhone 5S is suffering from a battery defect.
These problems have come from Apple using a new battery that it said would last around 25% longer than previous models but that hasn't exactly gone to plan. Users affected are saying that their iPhones are taking too long to charge and resulting in significant battery charge loss. This could also affect the overall life of the battery and the amount of charge it is capable of holding.
Apple spokesperson Teresa Brewer, gave an official statement:
“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.”
There is only supposed to be a few thousand affected devices but this is a pretty big design flaw so hopefully all those affected will hear about this and get Apple to replace their handset.
KitGuru Says: If there is one thing phone makers shouldn't be getting wrong these days, it's batteries. Unfortunately owning a smartphone usually means having to adjust to very limited battery life and for years we have wanted a company to come out with something that can be truly be considered a ‘daily driver'. We can already cram plenty of power and pixels into our devices but battery life has yet to be drastically improved.
Source: The Inquirer