Battery Issue Prompts Apple to Replace Some New iPhones
Apple has begun replacing what we are told is a "very limited" number of new iPhones (iPhone 5s) due to a manufacturing problem that is supposedly negatively impacting device performance pertinent to the battery.
"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," a spokesperson for Apple was quoted by USA Today.
"We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone," the statement concluded. No word was given as to whether the issues affected dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of users.
The same report indicates that Apple is "mostly contacting customers by phone," which clearly suggests that the underlying problem is by no means vastly widespread. Additionally, it should be noted that the defective batteries in no way make them unsafe. The matter is strictly limited to performance problems.
Source: USA Today