Apple: Some iPhone 5s units affected by battery life issues due to manufacturing defect

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Are you having battery life issues with your iPhone 5s? You may not be alone, as The New York Times reports that Apple has acknowledged a manufacturing issue that is affecting some iPhone 5s units that could cause shortened battery life and longer charging times.

Apple has issued the following statement to The New York Times:

“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.”

iPhone 5s offers 25% longer battery life compared to the iPhone 5 thanks to a slightly bigger battery.

It is not clear how many iPhones were affected, but statement suggests that a small percentage of the iPhones may be affected. Apple hasn’t provided any further details on the manufacturing issue, and how it plans to contact customers with the defecting iPhone 5s units.

We expect Apple to contact the affected iPhone users very soon and offer a replacement.

[Via The New York Times]