Report: Apple still investigating iOS 5 battery problems

Summary:This battery problem for iOS 5 devices is still an ongoing issue.

Battery-related problems on devices updated to iOS 5 seem to continue for another day. Yesterday it was reported that that Apple’s latest iOS 5.0.1 update released yesterday wasn't actually fixing the iPhone battery drain problem for everyone.

If you need any further evidence about the ongoing problem, just check out Apple's discussion boards, which are overflowing with comments on the iPhone 4S battery life thread.

So what's going on now?

AllThingsD reports that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has released the following statement about the current situation:

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.

It's brief, but at least Apple has commented publicly on the issue if the report is accurate.

Until Apple releases more information -- and hopefully an update that does the job for everyone -- check out these helpful tips for saving the battery on iOS 5-based iPhones.


Topics: Enterprise Software, Apple, Hardware


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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