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

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.

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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  • Display 4.0 inches 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x


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