Apple: A Manufacturing Defect Has Caused Battery Drain On Some iPhone 5s Devices

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Apple has released a statement to The New York Times confirming that a “small number” of iPhone 5s devices in the wild have a manufacturing defect that results in battery drainage. The 5s is supposed to have slightly improved battery life over the iPhone 5, but Apple says that these affected devices have subpar performance.

“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 Apple in the statement.

The good news? You don’t have to do anything if you’re worried your 5s is affected. Apple will be contacting you to offer a replacement.

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