By Steve Dellar  |  10-02-2018   News
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Given the price tag that comes with it, people are of course expecting the new iPhone XS and XS Max, which costs up to $1,500 for the most expensive model, to work smoothly. Hence the newly reported ‘chargegate’ is probably not the best PR one week after the smartphone went on sale.

What exactly is the complaint? Well, some Apple users are claiming that their newly-acquired iPhones don’t charge when they are plugged in and the screen is not lit, leaving them with flat batteries after they wake up.

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Apple has so far not commented on the issue, which has by now been dubbed “Chargegate”.

However, as reports of the problem are multiplying, the company might want to reconsider that.

By now, the mentions of ‘Chargegate’ on social media and iPhone owners on Twitter saying the problem is real and have caused some “a week of frustration” are many.

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One Twitter user claimed: “first and last time I buy the latest and greatest iPhone.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Lewis Hilsenteger, a video blogger who discovered the issue, tested multiple versions of the new iPhone.

As you can see, although last year’s iPhone would charge when plugged into a power socket, the new model, the iPhone XS, would not.

Related coverage: <a href=""> ‘New iPhone Will Cost $1 Per Day’ - Someone Get Tim Cook A Calculator Please</a>.

"Responding to those people on a platform like this should bring light to it and hopefully some sort of software fix, if possible," he says in the video.

"This is my job. I have to call this stuff out. I have to hold these companies accountable."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All I ask is that you watch tonight&#39;s FPT with an open mind. I&#39;m not attacking <a href="">@UnboxTherapy</a>.<br><br>I&#39;m simply trying to add context to the <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChargeGate</a> and <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BeatufyGate</a> situations.<br><br>I tried to be fair and lay out the facts, instead of hoping for a scandal.<a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) <a href="">October 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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By now, even the Apple website features comments reporting the problem.

“I’ve noticed several times plugging the phone in, and no charge comes up,” one customer stated.


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Anonymous No. 38469 1538472323


Since I-phones are not made in the USA and they are imported from places that use near slave labor kept in conditions like prison factories, to make parts and pieces.

All so people can have the latest e-toy phone and can display them as a status symbol , like some kids do using $200 tennis shoes.

BTW: Import taxes used to level the playing field and promote and protect US JOBS can only account for maybe $50 of the cost.

Sounds like some Liberals have some soul searching to do.

Jeff Allen No. 38473 1538475379

I was once a solid fan of the Apple revolution…….12 years ago. Now? A cheap Hauwei works just as well and has twice to three times the battery life. To quote an old line from the movie VHS. You so stupid!

Anonymous No. 38479 1538480439

Before my wife got a smart phone and started spending too many hours a day yapping, she use to be part of the family.

At one point She had charging units and 6ft cords in several key locations for her phone.

Now she has 4 portable battery power packs charging 2 in the car and 2 in the house.

Anonymous No. 38480 1538480577

to 38471…. :) good one

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