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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26 Comments

1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Let me get some pop corn. This going to be good. They need to work on battery tech safety. Not just fast charge.

4. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Why a need for fast charge when the iPhone is the fastest charging phone ever ?

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I hope you're being sarcastic.

12. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Do I have to be that obvious?

13. Kumar123 unregistered

For dumb person like him, Yeah you have to be that obvious.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Kumar, point on the doll where NoToFanboys touched you.

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah because believe it or not, there are some high level blind fanboys that can say very stupid things like that without being sarcastic, like Kumar123.

20. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Not some , many ! I'm seeing a lot of these mentally unstable kids on this site defending their precious brands.

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes, it's either they're defending their favorite brands, or bashing the ones they hate, and they look pretty darn stupid while doing it.

22. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

LOL look pot says hi to the kettle

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, sure, whatever makes you sleep better at night.

7. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Nice joke

10. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

the icharger managers 0% - 100% in less than 6hrs wow! that is superfast.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

My 6s does it in about 1.5 hours. The average for 6s+ is about 2.5 hours.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

They should investigate more on #ChoiGate more than this, millions of South Korean protesting outside unitl now and shout 'lock her up'

3. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

A technology agency will investigate the battery issue. It's not like the whole South Korea will be involved in the process right?

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The 'techie' agency can also play the role to investigate who hacked the President Park email and exposed scandal, who knows it could be Russian

18. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

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.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The title is click-baity as f**k.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

14. Kumar123 unregistered

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/

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes Samsung is butthurt by Note 7 fiasco, and you are mighty butthurt by Samsung.

19. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Its time to boycott samsung and any company who bribes their government officials to get special favour . Atleast apple don't do such shady deals. Shame on you samsung.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31534; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Saying Apple isn't shady, is like saying Shaq isn't tall.

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

My 6 has done this and I'm not getting a free battery replacement.

26. Tizo101

Posts: 597; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

get a new phone that one is old now.

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