Faulty batteries found in iPhone 5S

Small number of iPhone 5S have manufacturing defect in batteries, says Apple

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Faulty batteries found in iPhone 5S Apple is replacing iPhone 5S models with faulty batteries. (Getty Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 3, 2013

Apple has confirmed that a "very limited" number of its iPhone 5S have been shipped with faulty batteries.

The company said that a small amount of the phone's had a battery with a manufacturing defect that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life. Apple is replacing faulty phones.

The new handsets went on sale in the UAE today, although it is not know if the defect has been found in any devices outside of the US.

Last week, Apple Inc's profit and margins slid despite selling 33.8 million iPhones in its September quarter.

The unremarkable quarterly numbers prompted some disappointed investors to cash in recent gains in the stock.

Wall Street had hoped for a stronger beat on quarterly sales after the company predicted in September that its revenue and margins would come in at the high end of its own forecasts.


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