Apple’s iPhones have always been plagued with short battery lives but this time around the iPhone 4S has what seems to be a software issue that drastically reduces the battery life of some iPhones.
Apple has come out with a statement concerning the low battery issues associated with the iPhone 4S.
The statement was made to AllThingsD stating that “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.”
Since the release of the new iPhone 4S, a handful of users have experienced and complained about the battery life of their device. Some have even said that their battery only lasts about eight to ten hours a day.
Users have continually expressed their issues over battery life ever since iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S became available last month. The problems seem to be tied to specific features in iOS 5, some of them being location based services, iTunes Ping and notifications.
Some iPhone users have said that they have been contacted by Apple engineers who are trying to find a solution to the battery problem. Those users were asked for permission to install a program that will track their iPhone usage for 24 hours.
It seems that these efforts made by Apple engineers are paying off as the update is said to be released in the coming weeks.