Tens of thousands of iPhone 5S users have been left without power due to defective batteries in their new $865 smartphone.Apple has admitted that a manufacturing defect is the reason that consumers have been left high and dry causing its flagship device to lose battery life far sooner than it should do.
The company said that it was contacting owners to offer a replacement.
Apple has smashed its own records by selling nine million iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets during the first three of the devices going on sale – working out as 125,000 an hour, on average, or 2,083 a minute.
Last year’s iPhone 5 sales topped five million during its opening weekend in September 2012, yet only one handset was available – as opposed to this year’s two
‘This is our best iPhone launch yet?more than nine million new iPhones sold?a new record for first weekend sales,’ said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
‘The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly.