After it hit the news that Apple might be working personally with customers being affected with poor battery life on the iPhone 4S, or even some running iOS 5, Apple today released a statement to The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, confirming that they are aware of the issue and that they are working on it.
They also went ahead and seeded a iOS 5.0.1. beta to developers, which is said to fix the issue. Here’s the complete rundown of this update:
- Fixes bugs affecting battery life
- Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
- Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
- Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
- Contains security improvements
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.
We’ve already posted some tips on how to improve your battery life if you’re being affected, and the community has gone ahead and kept looking for more ways. It’s good to hear that Apple is working to put an end to this nightmare. Batterygate, anyone?