Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apple: iPhone battery issue due to iOS 5, fix coming

(Credit: CNET)

CNET - Apple has finally broken radio silence over criticisms of lackluster battery life affecting iPhones old and new since releasing iOS 5 last month.

In a statement provided to AllThingsD, the company said it’s aware of the problem and plans on offering a fix in the form of a software update.

“A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple told the outlet. “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.”

As noted last week, users have flocked to Apple’s support site to complain about lower than advertised battery life on the new phone, which went on sale in mid-October, as well as on Apple’s previous models.

Affected users say fully-charged devices are running out of juice during the course of a workday, even with minimal use, a problem that was not present on their devices before the iOS 5 software update.              More