Apple promises fix for iPhone 4S/iOS battery flaw

After weeks of complaints from unhappy customers, Apple has finally confirmed that some users of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 are experiencing poor battery life as a result of a software bugs.

A statement released earlier today by Apple said: “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.”

Users have been growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of resolution, or indeed acknowledgement from Apple’s camp about the battery issue, which has threatened to replicate the issues resulting from the problems experienced with the iPhone 4.

Despite a press call to iron out customers’ concerns, many were left trying to fix the problems themselves. Users left thousands of angry comments in the Apple support forums as well as useful tips for fellow sufferers.

However, despite the issues, and Apple’s lack-lustre response to the problems, the smartphone is the most popular handset Apple has ever produced, clocking up millions of sales within its launch week alone.

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