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Apple’s iPhone 6s battery problems might be bigger than we thought

Published Dec 1st, 2016 10:47AM EST
iPhone 6s Battery Drain Replacement
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You know that iPhone 6s battery issue that we’ve been discussing recently? It turns out there might be two separate iPhone battery problems, and they’re affecting a variety of devices, not just the iPhone 6s.

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Apple has acknowledged that some iPhone 6s units may switch off with plenty of battery juice left to go and it’s offering a free battery replacement program. The program was unveiled soon after a Chinese watchdog announced an investigation into the matter.

According to Quartz, the China Consumers Association said on Wednesday that Apple needs to take further measures, as the battery problem affects other iPhone versions, including the iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Furthermore, it appears that even battery replacements might shut down unexpectedly, according to a Chinese customer who already received a new iPhone 6s battery. However, this is just one person’s experience.

As Business Insider points out, It’s unclear at this time whether the whole battery problem is caused by Apple’s recent iOS 10.1.1 update.

After the October update, iPhone users have been complaining of random shutdowns even when there’s plenty of battery life to go. The problem affects a variety of iPhones, not just the iPhone 6s. If it’s indeed a software issue, then it should probably be fixed in an upcoming update. However, Apple has not acknowledged this particular issue — that’s assuming it’s something entirely different than the problem Apple is fixing in its iPhone 6s battery replacement program.

Even former Apple employee Tony Fadell took to Twitter to express his issues with the new Phone battery woes.

Earlier this year, battery problems — the exploding kind — brought down one of the best handsets of the year. The iPhone’s battery might not explode, but Apple’s got an emerging Batterygate on its hands.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.