Apple to release iOS 5.0.1 to fix battery life issues
Not too long after the first reports of an iPhone 4S battery life issue appeared on its support forums, Apple has acknowledged the problem to be bugs in the new iOS 5 operating system. Affected users aren’t just iPhone 4S owners, but the owners of the other iOS devices that are compatible with the platform – iPhone 4 and 3GS, iPad 1 and 2, and the latest iPod Touch. They can expect a fix in the coming weeks, when the fruity giant will release an update for the mobile OS.
“A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”
According to reports, Apple has already provided developers with iOS 5.0.1 for testing. iOS 5.0.1 will fix battery life and other issues (such as bugs with cloud-based documents), as well as bring some other features to the table: like new multitasking gestures for the iPad 1, security improvements, and enhanced voice recognition for Australian users.
Users so far have suffered battery life lowered to varying degrees, in some cases dropping to as little as few hours on a full charge. As for how flawed goods could arrive onboard a major iteration of iOS, reports have it that testers received a version without the bugs, which somehow found their way into the system before iOS 5 was finalized and pushed to market.
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