Apple leap into bug-smashing mode... in a few weeks
Yet again, Apple have released a new device only to find that there’s a pretty noticeable bug inherent in it. With the iPhone 4, it was the antenna problem that led to dropped calls, while with the iPad 2, if memory serves us correctly, it was the release of toxic gas into the surrounding air whenever a user got to the end of a stage on Angry Birds.
Now, with the new iPhone 4S, punters are moaning about battery drainage, more specifically the fact that the battery level is dropping by as much as 15% per hour, even when they’re not doing anything with the phone. Yikes.
Some brainiacs have suggested that the fault lies with the ‘Setting Time Zone’ feature that is theoretically draining your juice by regularly checking your location. That has yet to be confirmed or denied. It has been suggested that the drainage problem is affecting the 4S and the iPad 2, and is as a result of the new iOS5 software system.
But have no fear, because Apple are ready to spring into action and save the day. They say that there are ‘a few bugs’ and that they’ll be rectified with the release of some updated software in ‘a few weeks’. A FEW WEEKS? Is no one running things over there any more??
Are you an iDevice user? Has your battery life gone wonky since the launch of iOS5? Tell us damn you!