November 3, 2011- Since the new iPhone 4S debuted less than a month ago, sales have been extraordinary. Nevertheless, some customers are complaining about the battery life of the new smartphone.
The vast majority of users are excited and very pleased with the overall operation of the iPhone 4S and if it has an Achilles heel, then the battery’s life is it. The complaints about the battery have not reached an alarming level as of yet, but they are not stopping either.
There were a couple of other complaints early on about new voice activated Siri and an occasional slow moving camera. Nonetheless, those gripes went away as more users learn the ins and outs of using the new mobile device. However, the battery problem has persisted.
One post on an Apple help forum about the battery’s problem was started on October 15. As of November 2, the post was still active and had more than 185 pages of comments. The iPhone 3GS upon its release had problems with the life of its battery as well. Those seemed to be fixed with the next generation, the iPhone 4.
Specs on the phone say it should give the user up to eight hour talking, six hours surfing the net, 10 hours viewing videos and 200 hours if it just sat on standby. Complaints say the battery life is nowhere near the time the spec sheets say.
Independent tests have been conducted and the results were that not all of the batteries are affected.