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Are you an iPhone 5s owner who's finding it hard to get through the day on a single charge? If so, your device may be the victim of a manufacturing defect recently acknowledged by Apple.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that Apple has confirmed a small number of iPhone 5s models have a manufacturing defect that's causing the battery to drain faster than it should.
“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,” said Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman. “We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone.”
Apple isn't saying exactly how many users are affected by the problem, which is believed to number only in the thousands.
Unlike previous battery-related issues involving defects, affected iPhone 5s models appear to actually have a good battery that's being drained by some other unidentified manufacturing issue.
Anyone out there hear from Apple about having their iPhone 5s replaced?
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(Image courtesy of The New York Times)