As far as battery life in considered, the iPhone and plenty of other iOS products have always been pretty much around the mid-range of things. They’ve certainly not been the worst, but the iPhone is particular is not exactly known for revolutionary, or in some cases particularly pleasing battery life.
And then there’s the way in which software bugs and glitches have been known to sap the life out of iOS devices way before their time – history having apparently repeated itself about a week ago.
Apple rolled out the iOS 6.1.3 upgrade in order to combat the recent lockscreen security issue, which although successful in its primary aim appears to have also hit the iPhone right in the battery once again. There are still a few sketchy reports floating around that the lockscreen bug hasn’t been totally remedied, but for the most part the biggest iPhone bugbear of the week once again appears to be fast-draining battery life.
Over at Pop Herald for example, their recent report digging deep into the iPhone battery issue suggests that not only has drain become noticeably higher, but also that devices now seem more prone to heating up excessively since the software update. This would of course be anything but the first time such reports have emerged or indeed been authenticated, with Apple’s iOS update track record being rather less than flawless.
There’s two sides to every story of course and there are certain some out there claiming that their own iPhone battery life appears to have improved since the software update – most of which concern the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Apple has yet to pass comment or respond to any of the above, so it remains to be seen whether the possible iOS battery life issue is dealt with, or neatly swept under the rug.