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iPhone 4S battery life issues spark Apple probe

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iPhone 4S battery life issues spark Apple probe

User testimonies that the iPhone 4S battery life isn’t all it might be are being investigated by Apple reps, it has emerged.

According to the Guardian, some three weeks after the fifth-gen Apple phone dropped, a number iPhone 4S owners are reporting “dramatic drops in [battery] longevity compared with previous models”.

As is the Cupertino-based company’s wont, an official comment or admission of the existence of the issue hasn’t been forthcoming.

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However, in a sign of how seriously it is taking the allegations, Apple engineers are apparently calling those affected to get to the bottom of the matter and are installing monitoring software on handsets to best discern what’s causing it.

It’s claimed that in some cases the battery is losing up to ten per cent hourly when in standby mode, flying in the face of Apple’s bold claims at the iPhone 4S launch that it had significantly boosted battery life this time around.

Theories as to what’s causing the problem differ, but evidence is apparently increasingly pointing towards corrupted contacts that have been ported across from the iCloud cloud storage facility or the MobileME service.

Source:

The Guardian

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