TS2R: iPhone 5S & iPad mini 2 Issues, Sprint Sparks, SG S4 Update & Note 3

ts2r2wimonewsWireless and Mobile News that is too short to report surround the iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2, Sprint, SG S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note III.

The iPhone 5S has some battery "issues" due to a manufacturing problem that causes severe battery drain.Apple Spokeswomen Teresa Brewer told the New York Times that Apple discovered that a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices have battery problems that could cause the battery to take longer to charge.  The company will replace the phone.

There are reports that the iPad mini second generation Retina display models may launch later than expected in November due to supply problems. Apple's Tim Cooke said it is unclear if there will be enough supply to meet demand. Sharp supplier of 40% of iPad mini 2 screens is having troubling making panels fast enough.

Sprint demoed Sprint Spark  1 Gigabit per second over-the-air speed on Oct. 30 at a Sprint lab near Silicon Valley, California. Sprint Spark will be released in 100 of America's cities in the next three years, starting off first in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and Miami.

 The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 is being updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Galaxy Gear support an, KNOX security and glitch fixes.

Samsung sold 5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones since it's launch in September