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Apple Confirms Battery Life Issues With iOS 5, Software Update Coming

Apple issued a statement to The Loop's Jim Dalrymple about customer complaints of poor battery life with the new iPhone 4S and iOS 5:
A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. 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.”
There have been a litany of complaints about iPhone 4S and iOS 5 battery life ever since their release last month. A number of solutions have been proposed by the community for this problem, including turning off Time Zone detection, Bluetooth and others.

Apple has already seeded developers with a 5.0.1 beta that is said to address the issue.

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36 months ago

How can it only be "a small number of customers" when all the 4S' run identical software? :confused:

Serious question.


Are you suggesting that every bug in all software affects 100% of customers?

Of course not. Despite being same software, certain behavior depends on certain conditions.

arn
Rating: 29 Votes
36 months ago

A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. 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."


That line gets me every time.
Rating: 19 Votes
36 months ago
I wish HTC would fix the bug on my Diamond that makes my battery die fast all the time.

...I think the bug was called "windows mobile 6.5" or something... hmm..
Rating: 18 Votes
36 months ago
This is not specific to the 4S, it's all iPhones.

Clearly, this is a software issue. I had it since Beta 1. Beta 6 fixed it, Beta 7 was bad once again.
Rating: 12 Votes
36 months ago
We've seen the issue on a couple iPhone 4 phones as well. I haven't seen any indication that it's an iPhone 4S fix, but rather a general iOS 5 fix.
Rating: 10 Votes
36 months ago
Thanks, Apple!
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago

about time for 4s sucks bad


guaranteed you're like 12 and can't afford one.
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago

Oh my god my battery is at 20% instead of 25% at the end of the day! What am I going to do!

Really .... It's a non issue for me. I have never ran out of battery power on my iPhone 4 or 4s. I plug it in every night and life is good.

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along, move along.


Wow, really incredible.
It's all about you, nobody else matters.
"Move along, move along, move along."
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago

about time for 4s sucks bad


Why do you even have a MacRumors account? All you do is troll. Gtfo and go to bed already.
Rating: 8 Votes
36 months ago

How can it only be "a small number of customers" when all the 4S' run identical software? :confused:

Serious question.

Must be PR trying to soften the OMG LIGHTENING ROD IPHONE BREAKING NEWS aspect of it.


I think it is because it relates to iPhones running with a very specific set of settings. On regular settings the battery issue is not apparent. I don't see it on mine for example.
Rating: 8 Votes

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