Apple is to issue a fix for the iPhone 4S’s and iPhone 4's battery life problems, amid reports that some users are losing up to ten per cent of their juice per hour when the handset is in standby mode.
Issues with the handsets emerged earlier this week, after scores of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 owners took to Apple support forums to report dramatic drops in battery life.
In response, Apple has today confirmed tech watchers’ suspicions that the fault lies with bugs in the iOS 5 operating system that powers the iPhone 4S and updated iPhone 4 models and pledged to address the matter in a few weeks time.
Apple stated: "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."
The exact cause of the rapid battery drain remains up for speculation. However, many have fingered a glitch that means that kits running iOS 5 are set to repeatedly verify which timezone they are in.
Others have pinned the blame on unsuccessful synching of corrupted contacts between Apple’s up-to-the-minute iCloud cloud storage facility and the older MobileME service.
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