Apple verified that there are bugs causing the iPhone 4S battery problems that many users have recently reported.
In a phone call to Macworld on the battery life issues, Apple’s Natalie Harrison said the problems were with iOS 5 itself and affect more devices than just the iPhone 4S. “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Harrison said. “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.”
Complaints about the iPhone 4S’s battery life have started to pile up over the last few days on Apple’s support site where threads that address the phone’s battery life have filled more than 200 pages. Users afflicted by the problem say their phones last just hours with only minimal use.