Couple of weeks ago, we reported that the The Guardian had received word from a customer that Apple had contacted him regarding poor battery life. He was asked to install a monitoring program on his phone. Using the program, Apple engineers hoped to be able to use the diagnostics to determine what was causing shorter battery life for some users. A senior engineer at Apple contacted the person who wrote a post online, and indicated that the company was contacting users to resolve the problem. Then, Apple confirmed that they had found issues in iOS 5 that are causing some iPhone owners to experience poor battery life with their iPhone running its latest software.
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 to fix the battery life issue. Since updating my iPhone 4S, I have seen a significant improvement, but I can’t speak for everyone. Apparently, even after the update some users still continue to experience battery life issues. Certain device owners might be laughing right now, but hey! At least, Apple is constantly on the lookout and will get this issue fixed. They care about their customers unlike some companies. *cough*
Today, in a statement to John Paczkowski of All Things D, Apple acknowledged there may be some issues that still need to be addressed after Thursday’s release of iOS 5.0.1.
“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices,” the company reportedly said. “We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”
I guess iOS 188.8.131.52 will be released sometime soon…