Apple Acknowledges Lingering Battery Drain Issue Following iOS Update

Apple Acknowledges Lingering Battery Drain Issue Following iOS Update

Something smells rotten in Cupertino, and we're pretty sure it's coming from Apple. Following a raft of complaints from iOS device owners over poor battery life when running iOS 5, Apple responded with an update -- iOS 5.0.1 -- that was supposed to address the issue, and according to Apple, it did solve the problem for most users. Forum complaints suggest otherwise, as we reported here, and now Apple is halfheartedly acknowledging that there might still be an issue.

"The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 device," Apple said in a statement, according to AllThingsD. "We continue to investigate a few remaining issues."


A few? In a poll on Mashable, 2,060 respondents, or 35.6 percent, currently report having the same battery issue as before, and another 839 respondents -- 14.5 percent -- say it's now worse. Only 17.4 percent said that iOS 5.0.1 fixed the issue; the remaining voters never experienced the issue to begin with.
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That must have hurt to poop that apple out.

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thats a $1000+ piece of poo

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5.0.1 did nothing but totally eff up my contacts. Some of my numbers are jumbled and others have a 1 in front of the numbers. Not all contacts, but a lot of them.

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this is why i do not like the mindset of: "just get the product out there, we'll fix it later."

i am paying a premium, have *** work before you expect ME to spend extra time. that's you're job (to spend the extra time). If i wanted to deal with buggy updates that may/may not work, i'd use open source beta software.

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@jonation I have to agree... I mean why do that have to rush a product out to be released at that particular time instead of taking the time and fixing all of the flaws, granted; that day could provide potential for high profits but it'd mean much more to your customers if you just took the time to iron out the flaws; sure you miss the day but at least you have less angry customers and potential lawsuits on your hand...

Granted, the way they do handle it is admirable but still, rushing does not give good results.

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a flaw and they acknowledged it! I think i might have seen the sky falling today....

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The battery in my iPad seems to be working like it always did.

Glad I don't have to deal with this.

And I like the thumbnail image. Smile

LLeCompte:
That must have hurt to poop that apple out.

LOL!

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As always the early adopters get screwed especially with Apple products it would seem.

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And I was oh-so close to removing that thumbnail image.... but I didn't. :)

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Haha I'm glad you didn't remove it Dave, it's what caught my attention.

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Well, that is why I don't use any apple products at all.

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As for commenting on the post, I thought I did... Oh that was on the other article written about the same thing.

I do enjoy the Apple posts, but only when it's new info. Bah :p

At least Apple is acknowledging it's issues.

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maybe people are just charging it wrong.

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Haha right LLeCompte your holding it wrong so it won't charge

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I charged the battery 8 hours for the first charge once i got it. Then used it down to 5 percent and recharged it again for 8 hours and the rest like normal till full. Plus apple admitted it :D

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