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Apple confirms iPhone 4S battery issues

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 02 Nov 2011 9:27 User comments (7)

Apple confirms iPhone 4S battery issues Apple has confirmed today that some iPhone 4S (and other iPhone) owners are experiencing bad battery life.
The company is working on a fix for iOS 5 and will release it within weeks.

Says the company (via ATD):

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.


Users have been complaining since last month when Apple released iOS 5, the latest software update for their iOS devices.

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7 user comments

12.11.2011 23:08

Just swap in an aftermarket battery...oh wait...it is a (cr)Apple.

22.11.2011 23:59

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Just swap in an aftermarket battery...oh wait...it is a (cr)Apple.
Yep...one of the things I don't like about the iPhone. The aftermarket battery you got is it much more powerful than the stock htc sensations battery? Normally batteries range from 1600-2200 mah..would it be possible to install something along the lines of a 3300 nah lithium ion battery. I think someone was telling me how they diff that with their windows phone 7.

33.11.2011 00:30

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Just swap in an aftermarket battery...oh wait...it is a (cr)Apple.
Right...cuz android is SOOO much better.

43.11.2011 01:06

Originally posted by cygnus_76:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Just swap in an aftermarket battery...oh wait...it is a (cr)Apple.
Right...cuz android is SOOO much better.
Yes, it is, in almost every way...but in terms of battery life on the stock battery, a 3G android phone is a lot better than a 3G iPhone, and a 4G android is about the same as a 3G iPhone...and a 4G android with an aftermarket battery is about the same as a 3G android with a stock battery.

53.11.2011 08:25

All of the stock batteries on the Android phones I've owned have been worse than the iPhone 4. That was prior to iOS 5 though. With iOS 5 the iPhone 4 battery life has dropped to the same level as those Androids.

63.11.2011 09:02

Originally posted by cygnus_76:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Just swap in an aftermarket battery...oh wait...it is a (cr)Apple.
Right...cuz android is SOOO much better.
No. Not so long as you don't value actual quality, open development, and a regard for the consumer; then Android is certainly no better.

73.11.2011 13:46

Truth be told, coming from a BB, Apple battery life is a lot better than my BB. I am not having battery issues with my 4s.

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