iPhone 5S Owners Reporting Battery Blues

By Gerald Lynch on at

Owners of Apple's newest, shiniest iPhone 5S smartphones are reporting battery problems, with both capacity and charge times taking a hit compared to previous generations of the handset. Not great news if you've just paid upwards of £550 for one, and it seems Apple is well aware of the problem.

Apple told the NY Times, "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." Those plagued with shoddy battery life will get a new phone, an apology and, if you're lucky, a hug from an enthusiastic Apple Store blue shirt Genius. [NY Times]