In what was an attempt to resolve all user complaints regarding poor battery life performance on some devices which were running iOS 5, Apple on Thursday unleashed iOS 5.0.1. Available for download via both iTunes and (for the first-time ever), over-the-air, iOS 5.0.1 aimed to resolve “batterygate,” an internet-coined issue which caused a number of devices running iOS 5 to reflect significantly worse battery life than previous versions of the OS.
With reports from users across the world very much focused around the newly-released iPhone 4S, it was clear Apple had to be seen as doing something to resolve the issues – and fast. On November 2, Apple began seeding iOS 5.0.1 to developers in an attempt to gather a greater picture as to what might be causing so many users to be experiencing poor battery performance. The company also acknowledged the issue officially.
Just a few days after iOS 5.0.1′s developer debut, Apple seeded a new version of the software, (Beta 2), continuing to ask developers to test their battery performance. Then, on November 8, in a last-ditch attempt to gather as much informaiton of the issues as possible, Apple seeded iOS 5.0.1 to a select group of end users.
Finally, on November 10, Apple sent iOS 5.0.1 live on its iTunes servers, pushing the update public to customers across the globe. Despite the rigorous beta testing phases iOS 5.0.1 went through to get to this stage, though, it appears not everyone is happy with the battery performance the software update is offering them.
In response to the lukewarm reception the company has received following the software update’s public release, Apple this weekend issued a statement to AllThingsD noting that, while iOS 5.0.1 does address “many of the battery issues” some users have been experienced, the firm continues to investigate the problem.
The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices,” the company said in a statement. “We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”
Apple has so far not released its future road-map regarding when we can expect another update addressing these issues, however, the company did note that it is actively investigating the few issues that remain.[via MacRumors]