Apple confirms iOS 5 battery life problems, says a fix is comingAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Battery life has been a hot topic among owners of iOS devices, particularly the iPhone 4S crowd, over the past month or so. There have been a number of different ways that consumers have found to help conserve the juice on their particular iDevice, but the cause of the issue has remained a mystery. Today Apple acknowledged that some iOS 5 users are experiencing shortened battery life, saying that "a few bugs" are to blame but neglecting to go into further detail. The company added that it's currently working on a software update to address the battery life woes and that it's expected to be released in the next few weeks. The full statement sent from Apple to The Loop:
“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.”
It's also worth mentioning that just as Apple issued the above statement, it posted a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 for developers that, among other things, "fixes bugs affecting battery life." Although the 5.0.1 update isn't expected to arrive for another few weeks, at least iOS 5 users can take solace in the fact that a fix is coming. In the mean time, those of you that have resorted to carrying a spare charger due to the iOS 5 battery bugs may want to try some of Taylor's juice-saving tips found here.