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It seems Apple iPhone 4S is yet having some problems with its battery. Apple last month had confirmed what was initially dreaded. Apple customers had complained that Apple’s iPhone version of iOS 5 had a pretty weak battery life. Customer complained of their brand new iPhone 4S becoming more weak in battery life after they updated to Apple’s iOS 5.
Apple confirmed the experience that iPhone customers were indeed experiencing lower battery performance after upgrading to iOS 5 last month. Apple had issued a statement then, confirming the battery problems and said is “has found a few bugs affecting battery life.”It might be remembered that users had started complaining about the poor battery life of iPhone 4S right from the time since it released in the market.
Apple, on its part had said it would release a software update to address the problems in a few weeks. Apple has done so now, with the release of the beta version of iOS 5.0.1 for developers. Though the other problems have probably been solved, the battery problems, going by the reviews of customers remain the same. The update has only made the matters worse in many cases with the battery life becoming weaker. In many cases, no change was observed. Somewhat on a positive side, for some the update had actually solved all their problems of their iPhone’s battery life.
This fact that the upgrade to the iOS 5 to the version of iOS 5.0.1 did not actually solve the problem for all has actually made matters worse for Apple as it indicates that the problem may be more severe and thus far more expensive for Apple to address than just making a simple OS upgrade.
It might be noted that in a phone, if the hardware is the same everywhere, then the reaction of the hardware to the version upgrade should have been the same. Yet, the results seem to vary. This makes two possibilities crop up as to why some of the phones are fixed and some are not even after the upgrade.
The first one is not that harmful and is that there might be some apps whose combination or even software configuration is actually leading to battery drainage. If this is the case, then users can sort out the problem through proper assessment.
The second possibility points to something more severe. As the hardware’s have different responses to the same software OS upgrade, it might be that there not the same hardware which exists underneath. As Apple iPhones are produced in huge numbers, multi-manufacturer sourcing might be going on, like of certain components. And some of these components might be causing the problems. If this is indeed the case, then the problem is potentially more dangerous and might cost Apple a lot more to solve.
It is to be seen what ultimately develops from this scenario but right now things don’t look rosy for Apple on this front as complaints continue to pour in that this latest update too hasn’t been of much use and in many cases, have made matters worse.
About the author: Kate is a blogger by profession. She loves travelling and exploring new places. Beside this she loves writing on product design and technology. These days she is busy in writing an article on 3d Animation Software on Internet.