Apple Admits Battery Life Issues, Android Giggles

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Every since the iPhone4S was released there was an immediate noise from users about their battery life diminishing about 15-25% worse than their previous phone.  I personally experienced this and thought there was an issue.  My first thought was that the use of the location based reminders that I was so interested in, and was using a lot, had to be the culprit.  Pinging GPS constantly to know where you are has to beat up battery life.

More quietly there was even concern coming from iPhone 4 and iPad users about their battery life and now we know why.

Apple has admitted there is a battery life issue and it’s not hardware related, but software, as in iOS5.

From Apple;  “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.”

While not as big as “antenna gate” with the iPhone4, this is a pretty big deal.  Battery life is a major issue with smartphones.  Android phones, especially the ones on 4G, have struggled to maintain a useable battery life and not be as thick as a book and give you all the doodads and gizmo features.  It is a fine life manufactures have to walk.

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