South Korea might investigate Apple iPhone 6s #Batterygate

South Korea might investigate Apple iPhone 6s #Batterygate
The Apple iPhone 6s has been having a problem with the battery on some units that were manufactured in September and October of 2015. Apple offered a free battery replacement for those whose iPhone 6s carries a serial number within a certain range. The problem, according to Apple, was that a small number of units were exposed to more ambient air than normal during the manufacturing process. According to users, the battery will go from 30% to 0% and shut the unit down. When the Lightning connector is plugged into the phone and the unit is charging, the device immediately returns to 30% battery life.

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) is concerned that the issue with the iPhone 6s battery could be pointing to a safety issue, similar to the battery problems that led to the two recalls of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. There are fears that the problem is more widespread than Apple is letting on. Reports out of China suggest that the Apple iPhone 6 is experiencing the same problem. And while not confirmed, a Chinese watchdog agency says that it has received several claims about iPhone units exploding.

Under Korean law, KATS can order a national recall. The agency is in talks with Apple Korea, the tech titan's Korean unit. For its part, Apple says that only a small number of iPhone 6s handsets are affected, and states that the issue is not a safety concern.

source: KoreaHerald via MacRumors

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