10:20 am November 12, 2011, by Christopher Seward
Apple says the iFix is in, but some customers frustrated with the battery life of its latest iPhone aren’t so sure.
Plagued by complaints over the battery life of its iPhone 4S, Apple has released a software update that it says will fix the problem and also deal with battery issues with some of its latest iPads and iPods.
While the company says a small number of customers have reported problems, forums have been flooded with negative feedback from customers.
The low battery life has been linked to its latest operating system, iOS 5, which comes with the iPhone 4S and was also offered for free as an upgrade on iPads, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and recent models of the iPod Touch. Apple on Thursday released the iOS 5.0.1.
But as DigitalTrends notes, issues may remain:
Forums are once again filling with posts by frustrated owners of the phone, complaining that the ‘fix’ hadn’t actually fixed anything at all. One poster wrote: “After installing update phone was fully charged at midnight. This morning at 8AM just sitting on desk, not used at all, battery down to 59%.”
The software update can be downloaded at iTunes. In releasing the update, Apple left itself a little wiggle room and is advising that it is still looking into the battery life problem – just in case customers experience continuing issues.
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