Apple Promises Fix for iPhone 4S Batteries

Software glitch affects some, but a patch is coming
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2011 6:20 PM CDT
Apple Acknowledges Problem With Some iPhone 4s Batteries, Promises Fix
The iPhone 4s: Apple promises a fix for the batteries soon.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple today acknowledged that some iPhone 4S users are getting lousy battery life but promised that a fix is on the way, reports AllThingsD. The glitch appears to be with the iOS 5 software, not the phone itself. Apple's statement: “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.” Complaints have been rising on online boards of late.

For those suffering in the meantime, a host of tips are out there, including this roundup from TechCrunch. Two examples: Head into settings and turn off the calendar app in the Notifications Center; and turn off a time-zone feature under Location Services. The site provides a how-to for those ideas and others. (For a look at how much data Siri uses, click here.)

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