Apple has announced that it has found specific flaws in iOS 5 that can be patched to address the battery life issues some iPhone users have experienced with the new software, noting that an update is planned to address the problem in the next few weeks.
In a statement published by Ina Fried of the Wall Street Journal AllThingsD blog, Apple noted, "A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” adding, “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 has released an initial beta iOS 5.0.1 build 9a402 to developers to begin testing the new update on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The company says the new build "contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
• Fixes bugs affecting battery life • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation • Contains security improvements • iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations."