In my experience, it’s not uncommon for people to claim that they’re somehow getting significantly worse battery life than peers with the same phone, which generally incurs a roll of the eyes on my part, particularly when said people are on Facebook ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY.
But for a small number of iPhone 5s users, they’re right to moan about worse-than-everyone-else battery life, as confirmed by everyone’s favourite fruity manufacturer, Apple.
It’s not entirely clear why, but Apple has issued a statement to The New York Times, confirming an iPhone 5s battery defect.
Teresa Brewer writes: “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.”
Apple didn’t specify how many iPhone 5s units are affected, though The New York Times says the statement “implied” that it was “a few thousand phones”.
Under normal circumstances, the iPhone 5s claims to offer 10 hours of talk time on 3G or 10 hours video playback.
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