iPhone 4S Release Date: Battery Fix Coming Sooner Than Expected

Users Have Reported A Short Battery Life With The New iPhone 4S

Consumers continue to voice concern over the iPhone 4S's weak battery life, although users are impressed with its new Siri and iOS 5 software updates.

Apple acknowledged the problem Wednesday and said the short battery life is correctable with an update of the iOS 5 operating system.

“The problems haven’t been reported on every iPhone 4S, and seem to vary based on what network a user is on,” contended TechNewsWorld.

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Apple has promised to fix the problem within a few weeks, but WebProNews argued the fix might come even sooner as “iOS 5.0.1 beta has been seeded to developers.”

Natalie Harrison, an Apple representative, said a “small number of customers” have reported glitches. However, various technology blogs and help forums are riddled with customer complaints concerning battery issues.

According to USA Today, users have reported losing up to 20 percent of their battery power per-hour.

While Apple promises a fix, some desperate users have adopted a “do-it-yourself” attitude.

VentureBeat, a technology blog, offered a solution to remedy the battery issue: “Clearing the contacts data and re-uploading it has fixed the battery drain problem.”

Other blogs suggested the Calendar application and the Time-Zone feature could be the source of the drained energy.

On Thursday, customers complained about their personal assistant system, Siri, shutting down in the morning. Many critics attributed Siri’s failure to the immense amount of data usage.

According to Newser, around 10 to 15 Siri requests per day amount to 19 to 28 MB per month.

Despite these glitches, the iPhone 4S broke cellphone sales records when it sold over 4 million phones during its opening weekend Oct.14, and sales remain strong as the product ends its third week.

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