iPhone 4S Bug Silencing Outgoing Calls Draining Device's Battery life?

Apple has confirmed that a number of bugs originating from the new iOS 5 in the iPhone 4S are draining the device's battery life.

Among the several bugs found in Apple's newest operating system, one in particular is receiving a good amount of media scrutiny: a bug silencing outgoing calls.

Several users have notified they are encountering a muted iPhone ear piece while performing outgoing calls; and with no immediate solution on how to re-activate or annul it on hand they have resorted to quick-fix solutions such as plugging and then unplugging earphones, activating and deactivating the speakerphone or running Siri in order to work their way around the problem temporarily.

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Apple has officially admitted that iOS 5-related bugs were draining battery life in the iPhone 4S it still isn't clear if the bug mentioned above is directly related to such occurrence.

"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," was Apple's statement this week.

Customers have flocked to the Apple website's discussion forum posting 242 pages worth of comments and complaints aimed at a battery life lasting much less than expected and advertised by Apple.

A software update aimed at resolving these problems is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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