iPhone Battery Life Flaw Confirmed By Apple; iOS 5 Update To Solve It
If you purchased an iPhone 4S or upgraded your iDevice device to Apple's recently released iOS 5 software, you might have noticed that your battery life doesn't last as long as it should. You're not alone. Others have flocked to the Apple forums to complain about the issue, and numerous bloggers have taken issue with the comparatively short battery life in some iOS 5 devices.
Thankfully, Apple was listening.
The Loop's Jim Dalrymple reported on Wednesday that an Apple rep had acknowledged the battery problem and had even hinted at a fix on the horizon.
“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” an Apple spokesperson told The Loop. “We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”
Apple sent the same statement to AllThingD but didn't share an exact date when the iOS 5 update would be available for users to download.
MacRumors, however, notes that Apple also released a beta version of its mobile software to developers. Titled "iOS 5.0.1", the software will be available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, first- and second-generation iPads, and third- and fourth-generation iPod Touches. According to MacRumors, the update will fix some of users' biggest problems with devices running iOS 5, including battery life, security issues, voice recognition problems for Australian users and more.
Until Apple's fix arrives, we've got a list of helpful tips and tricks for upping your iPhone's battery life. Check them out via the slideshow (below). You can also check out users biggest complaints about the iPhone 4S so far (here).
[hat tip: John Gruber]