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iPhoneiPhone owners, have you bumped yourself up to iPhone OS 3.1 yet? The latest software came with a bunch of new features like Genius app recommendations, but one unfortunate side effect too for many: shockingly bad battery life. The problem’s so bad that Apple’s now reaching out to owners to work out the problem. Read on for the lowdown.

iPhone OS 3.1 was one of the flurry of announcements at Apple’s iPod shindig earlier this month, but not every upgrader is pleased with the new additions. Over on the Apple forums, angry owners have been complaining about sudden and sizeable dips in battery life, with some of the Cupertino cellies allegedly losing juice at up to 25 percent an hour. On standby.


iPhone OS 3.1 unleashed


It’s now reached the point where Apple CareDesk helpers are actually reaching out to affected iPhone lovers with a questionnaire and even battery life logging software to check if the claims are legit.

It’s not clear if and when a fix will be made, but AppleInsider speculates that it could arrive with a firmware update enabling MMS for American iPhone owners this coming Friday. We’ll let you know if and when Steve Jobs’ crack team catch the offending code.

Out TBC | £TBC | Apple (Via AppleInsider)

  • http://ASDASD ASHER

    I HAVE IPOD TOUCH 3G 64GB WITH OS 3.1 AND I DONT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS TAHT WORD BETTER FROM 3.0 OR 3.0.1 I ASLO HAVE IPHONE 3G S 32GB AND THERE TAHT WORD DAD MAN WHY I DONT ANDSTEND

    I DONT NOKW SO ENGELIS BEACOSE TAJT SO DAD I WRHIT U AM SORRY IF YOU DONT ANDSTEND.

  • Y0u5uf

    I updated and have not noticed an increase in battery usage.

    However, my battery left indicator has been inaccurate a couple of times, showing a full battery and after a reset it’s gone down to the actual battery life left.
    This is really annoying as I now don’t trust my battery indicator and am afraid my phone may die without warning.
    Come on Apple, sort it out!

    • http://www.gravatar.com James Holland

      Mine too – it seems to race towards the 20% and 10% warning… then last at least another half a day!

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