The iPhone 6S battery problem is bigger than Apple thought

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It looks like the iPhone 6S battery woes might be a wider-ranging issue than Apple originally thought.

With reports of unexpected shutdowns plaguing phones with serial numbers outside of the previously announced “very small number” of iPhone 6S devices, Apple has once again issued a statement to reassure concerned customers that their voices have been heard. 

And once again, the company has only made this information available on its Chinese language website.   

The statement touts Apple’s achievement of the “highest customer satisfaction rating of any smartphone maker in China and around the world,” before rehashing the pertinent details of the battery shutdown saga. The new information comes at the very end, seen below: Read more…

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Here’s how to check if your finicky iPhone 6S battery needs to be replaced

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If your iPhone 6S has been plagued with power issues, never fear: Apple is offering battery replacements for the faulty devices. 

The abrupt system shut-downs make it abundantly clear that something’s not quite right, but when Apple addressed the issue and announced the global replacement program, it didn’t provide an easy way to find out if your phone is affected.

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Unless you really love your phone, it’s probably extremely unlikely that you have its birthday marked on the calendar. Short of taking it all the way to the Apple Store and checking in there, Apple gives no easy way to know if your device is eligible for the replacement.  Read more…

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