iPhone 4S Release Date: What Are the 3 Biggest Problems With the iPhone 4S?

The iPhone 4S has been selling wildly on the three networks carrying the phone, but there are three big problems plaguing Apple’s newest device.

The first and most obvious problem is the iPhone 4S battery life, which is caused by a bug in the device’s software. Actually, this bug affects all Apple products running iOS 5, the company’s newest operating system.

Thousands of users have been very vocal in expressing their dissatisfaction with the lack of power the phone has. The iPhone 4S has been reported as losing 10, 12, or even 15 percent of the battery life per hour.

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Fortunately, the California-based tech company says a fix is on the way. The iOS 5.0.1 will be received by iPhone 4S over the air (wirelessly) “in a few weeks,” according to Apple, and should “address” the power issue.

Unfortunately, there is currently no fix in the foreseeable future for the handset’s next big problem. There have been a host of concerns with the biggest selling point of the iPhone 4S: Siri.

Siri, the voice assistant exclusively marketed with the newest iPhone, has had a variety of issues. Siri, which runs on Apple’s servers, has lost service due to outages multiple times since its conception.

When Apple’s servers are down, Siri is basically useless: it cannot access any information, and it cannot perform tasks that shouldn’t require the internet, like making a calendar appointment, or open an application. Also, it cannot find any location outside the U.S., although it recognizes French and German.

The last problem only affects those who bought the iPhone 4S on the Sprint network. Many consumers have reported slow speeds concerning data downloads and uploads.

Apple and Sprint are working on what has been stated as, “a confirmed nationwide issue,” according to a statement.

The issue has something to do with Sprint’s network, Apple’s software, or perhaps the phone’s hardware, although this last suggestion is unlikely.

So far, neither company has offered a solution.

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