iPhone sudden shutdown problem expands as Apple reacts to Chinese watchdog

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Apple on Tuesday acknowledged that an iPhone 6S shut-down problem is more widespread than first believed, and said it will include diagnostic tools in the next iOS update to collect more information on why some phones are shutting down unexpectedly.

As with the initial admission, yesterday's was posted on the Apple website for the People's Republic of China (PRC) in both Chinese and English. Apple has not repeated the disclosure on its U.S. site.

Apple's latest missive signaled that the Cupertino, Calif. company does not know why some iPhone 6S handsets are turning off on their own even though the battery indicator showed a third or more of the charge remaining.

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