Apple opens up an iPhone 5’s Battery Replacement Program due to its investigation and discovery of defective iPhone 5 batteries. The program starts on August 29.

It has often been assumed that the iPhone experience is together in many ways that Android is not, say iPhone fans. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has been accused of being slow and laggy, and many an iPhone performance test claims that iPhones best Android smartphones each year in terms of their performance on a number of levels.

Well, Apple’s latest announcement seems to point to the contrary. The Cupertino has announced an iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program due to some defective units (a very small percentage, it’s been said) that have batteries that drain faster. Apple says that the defective units are those that were sold between September 2012 (the month of the iPhone 5 launch) and January 2013, and those who purchased an iPhone 5 during that time can bring their device(s) to local Apple retail stores starting on August 29th.

It’s times like these that show how universally similar smartphones can be across all operating systems. No matter how great the smartphone, how much better you think it is than all others, smartphones are made imperfect because humans are – and even the most premium smartphone brands are subject to the same defective issues as non-premium smartphones are. Please refer all Apple fanboys to articles such as this to make them aware that, if Android smartphones have their share of criticism, so do iPhones.

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