Apple is somewhat facing what Samsung faced with the Galaxy Note 7 recenty around the world. Yes, it is facing issues with batteries of iPhone 6S sold in UAE or United Arab Emirates.
According to reports, the iPhone-maker is now replacing a humongous 88,770 faulty iPhone 6S batteries that was causing the particular iPhones to shut down unexpectedly. The good news is that that there has been no reported incident of blasts or explosions.
A Gulf News reported quoted the UAE ministry of economy saying that Apple in a letter to the ministry had claimed that only specific phones that contained the defective battery manufactured between September and October 2015 in China will be recalled. Apple had announced its battery replacement program globally on November 30.
UAE has also released an advisory via its consumer protection department which asks consumers to visit an apple website section (https://www.apple.com/ae/support/iphone6s-unexpectedshutdown/) to help them determine if their phones’ battery needs to be replaced.
The report also states that some users have experienced a sudden shutdown when the battery drops to between 50 and 60% and, sometimes, battery drains after attending each call. “If you have experienced this issue, please use the serial number checker below to see if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a battery replacement, free of charge,” Apple said.
The batteries are lithium-ion batteries, which have faced a growing number of problems over the past year. Apple previously replaced the batteries in the iPhone 5 in 2013, and Samsung was forced to issue massive globally recall of its Galaxy Note 7 in October of last year.