Apple has admitted that some iPhone 5S devices have been suffering undue battery loss because of a ‘manufacturing’ issue.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
Those affected can exchange their phones for new handsets. “We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone,” the firm said.
The issue is the latest frustration to plague Apple users after many have voiced anger with the new iOS 7 update. Scores of V3 readers have complained about the issues with the new software, including a loss of functionality and glitches.
Apple has attempted to rectify this with the recent iOS 7.0.3 update, which aimed to fix issues with iMessage, as well as the motion sickness that had been reported by some users.
While the issues have caused some negative headlines for Apple, the firm is still basking in the glow of another successful quarter after it sold 33.8 million iPhones and saw 200 million devices update to iOS 7.
Rumours are now already rife that the firm is exploring new areas for products such as an iWatch or Apple TV as it seeks to expand its portfolio to ensure future growth. The firm could also be planning to use some of the technology acquired under some mystery deals to bolster its portfolio.
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