Due to a manufacturing defect, Apple will change some iPhone 5S devices sold so far
Apple has confirmed in a statement to The New York Times as a “small number” of iPhone 5S devices will be changed because of a manufacturing defect leading to excessive consumption of battery.
Although the iPhone 5S, according to Apple, should offer a better range than the iPhone 5 device, some users had the misfortune to get a few units that have a manufacturing defect due to which battery life is severely impaired, even in normal conditions.
“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. We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone.”
Fortunately for those affected, they should not do anything because Apple will contact you if you have such a defect on your device.
Apple did not specify the exact number of affected devices, but it seems that only a few thousand units would have problems and this seems true, otherwise we would already have a scandal related to battery problems.