iOS 5.0.2 Update Expected Next Week, Will it End iPhone 4S Battery Saga?

According to a fresh report, Apple's technicians are working hard to solve the stubborn battery issues that iOS 5.0.1 failed to address for many users, with the 5.0.2 update arriving by the end of next week.

Apple released the the first iOS 5 update last week, which was meant to fix a number of iOS 5 bugs, such as battery drainage, sync problems with documents from the iCloud, and to improve Siri's ability to understand the Australian accent.

Soon after, many users complained that the fast battery drain was far from being solved, and furthermore, additional problems had started to surface for some. Consequently, Apple admitted in a statement that the problem needs further investigating.

Now, the technology website Macerkopf.de has revealed that iOS 5.0.2 is already close to being released, with their sources claiming it will be here "spätestens in der kommenden Woche", or for those not so hot on German: "no later than next week".

Apparently, iOS 5.0.2 will boost iPhone 4S to 40 hours of standby with 10 hours of active use. The German language website also points out that the major culprit for the battery's short life span is the applications that run in the background, such as Time Zone Find and the constant search for a better network. The new update is supposed to fix this problem.