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Apple won't say how many iPhone 5S smartphones are affected

Apple’s newest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S, promised excellent performance via its new 64-bit A7 processor while keeping battery consumption in check due helped in part by iOS 7. However, come unlucky iPhone 5S users are finding out that their battery life isn’t as long as they had hoped.

“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

Naturally, Apple hasn’t offered a specific number on how many handsets are affected. Whenever there is any problem discovered in Apple hardware or software, the company simply gives vague statements such as a “limited number” or a “small number” or a “fraction” of customers were affected.
 
Apple has publically acknowledged that it sold 9 million new iPhones in the first week the device is available. Indications are that perhaps a few thousand iPhone 5S models suffer from the manufacturing defect.

Another flaw that has been recently reported on the iPhone 5S causes a blue screen of death and an immediate reboot.

Source: NYT



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Really?
By tng on 10/30/2013 9:46:35 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
the iPhone 5S, promised excellent performance via its new 64-bit A7 processor while keeping battery consumption in check due helped in part by iOS 7. However, come unlucky iPhone 5S users are finding out that their battery life isn’t as long as they had hoped
I have found that after "upgrading" to iOS7 that my battery life is roughly 30% shorter than before on my iPhone 5.

I guess that it is supposed to work better on the 5S than on mine and I am just out of luck along with those poor suckers who still have the 4?




RE: Really?
By PorreKaj on 10/30/2013 9:55:57 AM , Rating: 2
My colleague had to do a complete reset of his iPhone 5 before it stopped draining 100% battery overnight.

After reset, all back to normal, no real difference in battery life prior to iOS7.


RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 10/30/2013 10:02:47 AM , Rating: 5
Maybe you just flashed it wrong. ;)


RE: Really?
By Nortel on 10/30/2013 10:38:52 AM , Rating: 2
Disable background app refresh. This solved the issue for me. Also, make sure you are on 7.0.3.


RE: Really?
By chµck on 10/30/2013 11:03:14 AM , Rating: 5
The solution is to disable a basic modern function?


RE: Really?
By Omega215D on 10/30/2013 11:33:44 AM , Rating: 3
Well, to be fair Google Now was also known to drain the battery on some Android phones. That being said it's been dealt with.

I have my weather app and Gmail auto update every 2 hours and my Droid Razr M has very little drain while idle. There's no reason you should have to disable a modern/ useful feature. Apple should really get on top of this before it gets worse.


RE: Really?
By frobizzle on 10/30/2013 12:05:36 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Apple should really get on top of this before it gets worse.

You apparently do not understand the Apple business model: Any problem is someone else's fault, not Apple's.

Those magic unicorns and rainbows always work perfectly!


RE: Really?
By Omega215D on 10/30/2013 12:45:57 PM , Rating: 3
I'm all too familiar when they refused to service a 3 month old white MacBook that was notorious for cracking/ DVD drives failing.

I consider that a learning experience and will stick with Thinkpads from now on.


RE: Really?
By Kiffberet on 10/31/2013 8:53:09 AM , Rating: 1
They might be breaking consumer rights by not fixing or replacing a faulty product.
Do a quick internet search and you'll find you are within your rights to demand a refund/fix/replacement.


RE: Really?
By Omega215D on 10/31/2013 11:23:30 PM , Rating: 2
That was years ago.. 2007 when iu bought the thing and Apple was treating it kinda hush hush in those days. I filed a consumer report w/ NYS but didn't hear a thing.


RE: Really?
By Omega215D on 10/30/2013 11:31:07 AM , Rating: 2
Not really. My brother's Verizon 5s is also experiencing faster drain on the phone. His replacement iPhone 5s is doing the same as well.


RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 10/30/2013 11:58:03 AM , Rating: 3
It's pretty bad when you have one model per year to deal with and you still cock it up. At least other platforms support multiple SOC's, LCD's resolutions, DPI, and a whole plethora of other different hardware options. Apple has 1 model per year that really doesnt change much from year to year and still futx it all up. LOL.

So much for "It just works".


RE: Really?
By tng on 10/30/2013 12:03:18 PM , Rating: 2
I really shouldn't complain to much about it, after all work bought it and pays for it. That being said, if I had to have a smartphone that I paid for, I would definitely get something from Moto or maybe Nokia.


RE: Really?
By Omega215D on 10/30/2013 12:44:01 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, we all called BS on that "It just works" garbage years ago in the Mac vs PC days.

Let's see if Apple will once again resort to deleting posts on their forums.


RE: Really?
By Motoman on 10/30/2013 1:10:08 PM , Rating: 1
Only the catastrophically stupid ever fell for the Apple propaganda, and ignored all the reality that actually surrounded their products.

Thus it always will be - you can't change someone's religion with facts, because religion isn't based on facts.


RE: Really?
By Tony Swash on 10/30/13, Rating: -1
RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 10/30/2013 1:52:10 PM , Rating: 2
Speaking of "catastrophically stupid that fall for the Apple propaganda"

Heeeeeere's TONY!


RE: Really?
By frobizzle on 10/30/2013 1:53:32 PM , Rating: 1
And Tony Swash (predictably) blathered...
quote:
The way some people who choose not to buy Apple products feel obliged to justify that decision by insisting that the hundreds of millions of Apple's customer must all be stupid is indicative of a deep and desperate insecurity. Like claiming the party you weren't invited to wasn't worth attending anyway.


I think Motoman's point has been proven!


RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 10/30/2013 1:58:02 PM , Rating: 2
"And Tony Swash (predictably) blathered..."

Yup... Here is an issue with a problem on the new iPhone 5s(PHONE) on a thread where other people are mentionion IOS7 cocked up thier earlier iPhones (PHONE) and Tony's response?

Dell laptops (LAPTOP)have a sharp scent when unboxed from the factory. We get some of those models here at work, and they do stink. Not like urine just like chems for about 10 seconds when you open up the box. REALLY relevant Tony. Thanks for your always valued input.


RE: Really?
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/30/13, Rating: 0
RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 10/30/2013 5:21:39 PM , Rating: 2
LOL...

This is Tony when he see's bad news like this...

http://i.imgur.com/KNTJ1jq.gif

Then he dusts himself off and tries to think of things to post to distract people from the issue.


RE: Really?
By themaster08 on 10/30/2013 3:56:42 PM , Rating: 1
Well he at least needed something to divert attention away from the actual topic, and continue his ignorance is bliss attitude towards Apple's shortcomings.


RE: Really?
By StormyKnight on 10/30/2013 11:36:53 PM , Rating: 2
Y'know, because Verizon...


RE: Really?
By sprockkets on 10/30/2013 11:22:52 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I guess that it is supposed to work better on the 5S than on mine and I am just out of luck along with those poor suckers who still have the 4?


Well at least for you, you can still downgrade, if it is just the 4 and not 4S.


By Creig on 10/30/2013 1:25:37 PM , Rating: 2
You're charging it wrong.




By retrospooty on 10/30/2013 2:02:05 PM , Rating: 3
I am sure if still alive, Jobs would have said you are draining it wrong ;)


By inperfectdarkness on 10/31/2013 4:07:48 AM , Rating: 2
What? You mean that it's not a FEATURE?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE!!!!!

/sarcasm


By marvdmartian on 10/31/2013 7:13:01 AM , Rating: 2
No, it's a feature....full of magical fairy dust, dammit!


By Xplorer4x4 on 11/1/2013 2:32:16 PM , Rating: 2
You forgot unicorns..


Hasn't been said....
By Apone on 10/30/2013 4:33:05 PM , Rating: 4
so I'm gonna' go ahead and jump in with:

You're manufacturing it wrong.




No just 5s....
By dsraa on 10/30/2013 12:16:50 PM , Rating: 2
Honestly I feel its a bug of iOS 7.
I've spoken to several people who have upgraded their 4 and 4s to iOS 7 and they've all experienced a loss of battery life afterwards. They all have rebooted their phones, and there's no helping it. It certainly seems to be an issue of the new iOS.




“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads














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