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Apple Promises Software Update “In A Few Weeks” To Address iOS 5 Battery Life Issues

Ever since the release of iOS 5 on October 12th, a number of users have reported battery life issues with their devices, with the new OS seemingly draining more battery than usual after the upgrade. Specifically, the reports that have surfaced in the past weeks focused on the iPhone 4S, which according to several users that have commented on Twitter and various blogs suffers more than other devices due to the iOS 5 software update. A number of “unofficial” fixes have suggested disabling the iPhone’s location features and notifications might improve the device’s battery life.

In a statement released to AllThingsD, Apple has confirmed they have found a series of bugs in iOS 5, and they will release a software update in a few weeks to address the aforementioned battery life issues.

A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple said in a statement to AllThingsD. “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.

In the past weeks, many have speculated a possible iOS 5.0.1 software update was in the works to address iOS 5’s battery life issues. Apple didn’t provide an official solution for the problem yet, but expect a software update (which can be delivered wirelessly to iOS 5 devices) to correct the problem soon.

Update: iOS 5.0.1 has been seeded to developers.

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