Apple Confirms iOS 5 Battery Bug And Promises Update “In A Few Weeks”

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Apple has issued an official statement to AllThingsD saying it is aware of a battery life bug in iOS 5 that causes users’ battery performance to drastically decrease when running iOS 5 on a range of devices. An iOS 5 update will be issued in the coming weeks to fix the bug.

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple said in a statement to AllThingsD. “We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

Apple did not elaborate on any other specifics regarding the bug.

Many users have reported a decrease in battery life when running iOS 5.0, with most of the complaints coming from new iPhone 4S owners. Multiple tips for saving battery life have been circulating on the internet, including toggling off time zone support in Location Services and turning off Bluetooth.