Apple says iPhone 4S Battery Issue Related to iOS 5 Glitch

For a couple of weeks, concerns about iPhone 4S' battery have been firing up the blogosphere. Numerous users complained that their highly anticipated iPhone is performing far under expectations when it comes to battery life.

Meanwhile, technology websites offered tips and advice to help users cope with the problems. That included even giving up some of the services and functions of the new iPhone.

An Apple spokesperson, Natalie Harrison, speaking to Mercury News stated, "a small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," adding that the company's engineers 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 conclusion by Apple that the problem might not rely on the hardware but with some bugs in the operating system, would seem to be confirmed by users who declared they hadn't had battery problems with their old iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 handsets until they upgraded to iOS 5.

Apple had declined to make any comment on the situation until now. Mercury News mentions that the software update to rectify the problem 'could take a while', presumably that came from Ms Harrison.