Apple Warned iPhones Have A Serious Battery Problem
Monday 06/May/2019 - 12:58 PM
In a shocking new report، highly regarded UK consumer advocacy group Which? (equivalent to Consumer Reports in the US) has discovered Apple is overstating the battery life of its iPhones by a massive margin، Forbes reported.
“Which? tested nine iPhone models and found that all of them fell short of Apple’s battery time claims. In fact، Apple stated that its batteries lasted between 18 per cent and 51 per cent longer than the Which? results،” said Which? in a statement.
The biggest discrepancy was in talk time. For example، Apple claims the iPhone XR provides up to 25 hours of talk time but in tests by Which? it lasted only 16 hours 32 minutes. Moreover، this discrepancy was limited to Apple. Which? tested a total of 50 models from five brands (Apple، HTC، Nokia، Samsung and Sony) and only HTC fell below its claims (by 5%) while the others outperformed their manufacturer’s claims with Sony standing out at up to 21% higher.
"With mobile phones now an essential part of everyday life، we should be able to count on our handsets living up to the manufacturer’s claims،” said Natalie Hitchins، Head of Home Products and Services at Which? “There are clearly questions here around how long some mobile phone batteries will last and so it’s important to make sure you find an independent source of reliable information when buying your next phone." edited by: basant ahmed