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Some Apple iPhone 5s units have problems with battery life and will be replaced

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Some Apple iPhone 5s units have problems with battery life and will be replaced
If it feels like your new Apple iPhone 5s isn't providing you with the kind of battery life you were expecting, you might not be as paranoid as your friends tell you that you are. According to no less an August publication like the New York Times, some units of the full-featured iPhone have been affected by a "recently discovered" manufacturing issue that decreases the battery life on the handset, or makes it longer for the cell to recharge. Either way, iPhone 5s users can't be terribly happy about this.

Apple spokeswoman Teresa Brewer says that the Cupertino based manufacturer will replace those units with replacement models. While Apple wouldn't reveal the number of affected units, indications are that the number is in the thousands. Apple itself, says that the problem involves a "limited number" of iPhone 5s handsets.

According to the manufacturer, the battery on both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c can stay alive through 250 hours of standby time, 10 hours of 3G talk, 10 hours of video playback and 40 hours of audio. Some iPhone users have complained about shorter battery life on older models since the update to iOS 7.

"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."-Teresa Brewer, Apple spokeswoman

If you have been having an issue with the battery life on your Apple iPhone 5s, or any older model iPhone, tell us all about it by commenting in the box below.

source: NYTimes via CNET

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posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:04 3

1. deathbydesigner (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


I am lucky if I get through half of my work day on my 5s battery

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:33 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I feel you. My S3 only lasts three hours now (battery has gone through over 900 cycles) and can't stand it anymore.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:54 1

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


My GS3 has 4-4.5 hours of screen time or 2-3 hours + 16-22 hours in standby. Courtesy of Slimbean 4.3.1 build 2.

I also have lots of widgets and don't bother turning off wifi or gps.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 00:09 8

9. saffant (Posts: 219; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Get a new battery. That's the beauty of a removable back ;)

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:29 1

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Getting the Note 3. ;)

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 20:30

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 11450; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Case closed lol. +1

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:17 2

2. mattkl (Posts: 173; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


Bet you're paying a premium for that feature.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:20 6

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 547; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Ios 7 is the problem altogether my mums iPhoner4s used to last the whole day with just checking sms and calling with ios 6, now barley using and its gone the standby time is awful.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 12:53

17. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Welcome to Apple's update cycle. They have determined your mom is due for a hardware upgrade whether you like it or not. Please go to the nearest Apple store, pay a premium for a futureproof phone guaranteed to be outdated and due for an upgrade in two years (or if they get serious, by the next iOS update).

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:21 1

4. PK1983 (Posts: 172; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Because it "just works".

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:57 2

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Another day, another problem with an apple product. Another very good day.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 00:06

8. Taters (Posts: 3032; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


My work 5s takes a lot longer to charge than my iphone 5 did but it still charges a lot faster than the HTC One or other Android handsets did. Which makes sense since it has a tiny battery.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 01:22

10. blingblingthing (Posts: 434; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Bu bu bu the solid build quality.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 01:54

11. xfire99 (Posts: 514; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Its not only battery life problem and have fun:http://www.skycure.com/blog/http-request-hijacking/
Im sure soon, some iFans will say: I dont have this problem, all working fine. :p

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 03:29

12. nirvana20alstrs (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 May 2013)


My iPhone 5s Takes like 2 hours and a lil more to charge! Is that normal? This Is the first time am using an iPhone so that's why am wondering. :o

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 06:23

13. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


"YOUR CHARGING IT WRONG!!!" yells Steve Jobs from the afterlife.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:13

15. Commbubba19 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Let's say it's 9999 iphone 5s' with bad batteries. I believe they sold 4 million handsets (which I believe is lower than reality based on sales reports) when released. If you do the math, that's .2% of all iPhone 5s' have the issue. Only absolute fools are being legitimate for lambasting Apple for this. Manufacturing flaws happen especially on the production scale that are smart phones.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:40

16. deejay52420 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Call me an iPhone fan boy if you'd like but my battery life is nice i can't complain about it at all..

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