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Apple may be crowd-sourcing ideas for iPhone 4S battery problems

0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2011, 18:27 posted on

There have been widespread reports of Apple's new iPhone 4S having trouble keeping a charge, and now it seems that Apple may be reaching out to users to find a solution to the problem...

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posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:01

150. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


lol, Returns. I am usually device agnostic but that is simply silly. Most people were lied to so they did not return the phone waiting for the software fix. Then they waited for the bumper and there was simply no alternative for others to just choose something else. Take yourself foe example, how could you now say the iPhone is flawed after fighting so vigorously for it? Apple has successfully locked many people into their ecosystem almost like political parties. One day people will wake up and just use what works for them instead of what is most popular.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:15 4

125. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I work in in a mobile network shop and I can tell you if you said the iphone 4 antenna is a non issue your head would be torn right off by the public. At some stages we might have 4 or 5 angry customers a day reporting their iphone continually drops calls.......unfortunately repairs can't fix this all you can say to them is 'Its an iphone',most at this stage know its a common iphone trait.

The angry looks you get when they come back from repair with a 'No Fault found' statement is hilarious,god love them they fell for the apple pr guff and bought a faulty phone

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:58 3

10. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


didn't know you had a 4S... oh wait

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:02 1

12. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Yea an you dont have death grip to

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:03

64. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


NOT all iphones had a deathgrip...just around 2% had the issue.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:25 5

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You have an iPhone 4, right Taco?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:36 2

22. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


lol you're a joke

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:45 3

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


yes iPhone 4

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 00:35 2

94. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yeah, I'd heard the battery problems weren't really in the 4, just the 4S. Did you ever have problems with the antenna, or have you been lucky all around to avoid any of these problems?

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 03:59 6

111. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


according to taco he has never had a problem with his 4.. even when he had to have it warrantied.. never never a problem. :)

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:21 2

128. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Tacos battery life is now 4 days since upgrading to ios 5

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 13:32

139. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No antenna problems.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 20:12 2

38. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


you have no iphone LOL

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:11 3

124. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Proactive.....Apple??? The same proactive way the iphone 4 antenna was supposedly 'fixed' with bumper cases or making reception bars look bigger???

Apple don't care less to be honest as long as all those teenagers keep buying the same faulty phone over and over again.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:56 3

9. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Battery issues are nothing new on Android devices, although usually its something that can be controlled, at least on most handsets. I can drain my battery in about 5 hours sometimes and get it to stretch over 2 full days on others, based on adjusting frequency of using data, turning syncing on and off, changing brightness, disabling live wallpaper, etc. most people dont realize there's a lot involved with this, same as with a laptop for instance.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:04

65. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, I do not run widgets much or live wallpapers....

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:06 5

13. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Battery problem...3.7 display..3g..512 ram..dual core 800.. wow..its not even 4g and medicore specs and experiencing battery problems...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:37 1

23. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Software glitch. I'm sure it will be fixed in upcoming updates. There is also tips on what to change to make your battery last longer.... People don't have their notifications set up right. I also heard iCloud continually trying to sync if a contact is corrupt.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 04:00 2

112. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


correction droid,

its a 3.5 inch display.. lol.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:09 6

14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Battery issues on Android is nothing new because that Android pocket pc..smartphone is probably faster than most laptops and home pc.s...and coupled with Lte doesnt make the battery last any longer..but what is the iphone4s problem...its not even LTE yet

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:12 4

16. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Does the new iphone4s need a booster....just curious...iphone users cant even go out and purchase a extended battery even if they wanted to.....

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:22 2

17. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I'm guessing Apple either botched the dual core implementation or something they missed with their new antenna design's power draw.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:19 2

82. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


because iphone 4 users that upgraded to ios5 are experiencing battery issues as well, id guess its in the software.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:35 2

20. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


I have no battery issue whatsoever with my 4S. I think it may have something to do with the way people set up their notifications, mail fetch settings, or iCloud.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:41 4

26. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


As I said in the article, there are many people who are reporting problems with battery life even after turning off persistent tasks like cloud or location services. You must just be one of the lucky ones.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:46 1

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


there's also many iPhone 4S users who have no battery issues. I know a person who does and I also know people who don't. It's not like this is happening to everyone.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:53 4

32. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


The point though is that it is happening.

I swear it's like one spouse cheating on another spouse and the explanation being, "It just kinda happened! It didn't mean anything. It's still you I love!"

Still got cheated in the end.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:55 1

33. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Yeah, things like this get blown out of proportion when there is an issue with Apple products. They're held with such a high standard and have a reputation for quality, so when some people have issues with a product the freak outs begin and the internet makes a huge deal about it.

There have been many phones that have/had much more serious and frequent issues with power cycling and dropping 3G signal and it wasn't put in the spotlight as severely.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:35 1

129. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


@ PADEN

when u built a reputation like that or *try* to build one, keep it to that level and standard. When you point a finger at others ( ehm androids) make sure you dont let the same issue get to you. Even if its ONE!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:08 3

45. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


@ Taco. Hey I remember you saying how much you hate when Android users "use their friends and relatives" in their stories. Is that still the case?

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