Apple Acknowledges Battery Defect In A "Small" Portion Of iPhone 5S Units

Will offer free replacements

In a statement released to the New York Times, Cupertino company Apple has acknowledged that a certain batch of their new iPhone 5S Smartphone (small portion only) is affected by battery issues, which results in faster draining of the battery than usual.

"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."

An average Apple iPhone 5S offers around 11 hours of continuous video playback? Is your shiny new iPhone not lasting long enough to run throughout the day? Perhaps you should get it checked, maybe it is defective and you end up getting a free replacement.