South Korea might investigate Apple iPhone 6s #Batterygate
posted by Alan F. / Dec 13, 2016, 9:26 PM
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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Let me get some pop corn. This going to be good. They need to work on battery tech safety. Not just fast charge.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 9:30 PM 2
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Why a need for fast charge when the iPhone is the fastest charging phone ever ?
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 10:16 PM 0
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They should investigate more on #ChoiGate more than this, millions of South Korean protesting outside unitl now and shout 'lock her up'
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 9:32 PM 4
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A technology agency will investigate the battery issue. It's not like the whole South Korea will be involved in the process right?
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 10:09 PM 2
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And what would Russian get by hacking Mr Park email scandals,and why Russia acts like a journalist by only hacking emails and then publishes it through wikileaks just to expose the corruption.It seems like we hate Russia just be cause they expose corrupt government of ours.
posted on Dec 14, 2016, 1:27 AM 0
So some devices shut down (not even a drain, just shuts down because the battery jumps to original percentage point) due to a defect that was already realised and Apple has set a free warranty replacement/repair program to last til the end of 2018. No devices reported to exploded from this - just an inconvenience for some. But a "certain" SOUTH KOREAN "firm" is investigating this for safety issues? What safety issues? A shut down device? Im not a conspiracy theorist, but this is to close to home for certain competitors back yard. The same competitor that may have lost some customers due to a real safety hazard that their devices actually had.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 11:19 PM 2
Samesung is mighty butthurt over the note 7 fiasco. They need some sort of things to keep their butthurt feeling less painful. I wouldn't be surprise if Samsung is behind the investigation. This disgusting korean company has a long history of doing illegal activities. Here is the latest glorious activity that koren company has done recently -http://wccftech.com/samsung-bribery-leads-president-impeachment/
posted on Dec 14, 2016, 1:04 AM 4
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My 6 has done this and I'm not getting a free battery replacement.
posted on Dec 14, 2016, 5:36 AM 0
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