Friday 28 November 2014

Apple admits iPhone 5 battery flaw, issues replacement scheme

Published 26/08/2014 | 11:57

Apple Inc
Apple Inc

Technology giant Apple has admitted that some iPhone 5 handsets have been sold with defective batteries that ran out too quickly and the company has launched a replacement scheme.

In a statement, Apple said that a "very small percentage" of iPhone 5 handsets had problems.

Those affected devices "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”

Users who want to have their batteries replaced are being advised by Apple to backup their data to iTunes or iCloud first, turn off the Find my iPhone feature and erase all data.

And those with cracked screens may have to have it repaired before the battery can be replaces but the phone owner will have to pay for that service.

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