UAE says Apple to recall 88,700 iPhone 6S

Defective batteries were produced in China in 2015, says Ministry of Economy
iPhone 6S users can check if their device is eligible for a battery replacement (Getty Images)
iPhone 6S users can check if their device is eligible for a battery replacement (Getty Images)

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By Parag Deulgaonkar

US-based Apple will recall 88,700 iPhone 6S in the UAE due to battery issues, the Ministry of Economy has confirmed.

Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, director of the Consumer Protection Department said in a statement that Apple informed it on Saturday of defective batteries in specific category of iPhone 6S, produced in China between September and October 2015.

On its website, the Cupertino-based company said it had determined a very small number of iPhone 6S devices to unexpectedly shut down.

"This was not a safety issue and only affected devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015," Apple said.

iPhone 6S users can put in their serial number to check if their phone is eligible for a battery replacement. To find your serial number, go to Settings > General > About and look down the list to find Serial Number.

According to a statement sent to Arabian Business, the UAE spokesperson said Apple has determined that a “very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down”. “This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015,” the company said.
However, it did not give the number of units recalled in the UAE.

 

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