iPhone users must have felt a bit drained this week.
Apple finally broke radio silence over criticisms of lackluster battery life affecting iPhones old and new since releasing iOS 5 last month. The company said in a media statement that it's aware of the problem and plans on offering a fix in the form of a software update.
Users have flocked to Apple's support site to complain about lower-than-advertised battery life on the new phone, which went on sale in mid-October, as well as on Apple's previous models. Affected users say fully-charged devices are running out of juice during the course of a workday, even with minimal use, a problem that wasn't present on their devices before the iOS 5 software update.
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