Last week’s iPhone 4S software update intended to fix battery life issues has not fully addressed the problem, Apple has admitted.
The iOS 5.0.1 update was pushed out after hundreds of iPhone 4S owners took to Apple support forums to report serious problems with their phones. Some claimed they were losing as much as ten per cent of their juice hourly when the handset was in standby mode.
However, within hours of the over the air operating system bump becoming available it was apparent that for many the glitch persisted.
Today, the Cupertino-based tech giant has admitted as much to AllThingsD and has pledged that it’s continuing work on a comprehensive solution.
“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues,” Apple stated.
Earlier statements from Apple, which made much of the iPhone 4S’s staying power at its launch event, indicated that the cause of reduced battery longevity was a timezone bug that prompted the handset to repeatedly verify the timezone it is in.
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