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iOS 5.1 beta doesn’t fix iPhone battery woes, problem more complex?

After Apple first released iOS 5 along with the latest version of the iPhone, many users complained about shorter battery life. This wasn’t restricted to the iPhone 4S either as owners of older models also reported issues. This led Apple to release iOS 5.0.1 but there were still many people moaning about the amount of battery life they were getting. Now we can tell you that the recently released iOS 5.1 beta doesn’t fix the iPhone battery woes either, and the problem is more complex.

AppleInsider is reporting that the beta only just pushed out to developers is not fixing the battery problems some users are complaining about, and the fix is proving a more complex thing to sort. ABI Research’s Michael Morgan has been talking about the issue and said although Apple has yet to fix the problem a software update is the most likely solution.

He said after stripping down the iPhone 4S and testing the components found nothing much different from last year’s model. With the new A5 processor the “power draw was right where we expected it to be.”

The beta that was released earlier this week is only the first version of the software, which will see more changes made before its general release. Once the final version is made available it will hopefully fix all the current issues.

Morgan added that battery issues can be a “massive problem” for the company, but can sometimes be hard to get to the route of the problem with complex software such as iOS 5. Apple faces the problem of the software and the variety of how owners actually use their iPhone. Newly added features such as iCloud results in owners using the handset a lot more.

Have you been experiencing any problems with your iPhone battery life?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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