iPhone 4S battery-gate: is it real?

iPhone 4S battery-gate: is it real?
Last year’s iPhone 4 was a big hit, but it came with one huge blunder dubbed “antenna-gate.” The iPhone 4S fixes the reception issue radically and very effectively using a dual-antenna setup and the phone “intelligently” switches between the two for better transmission and reception. But could there be another huge issue lurking to discredit the iPhone 4S incredible initial success? 

“Battery-gate” as many have already started referring to, stands basically for a very quick drain of the battery on the iPhone 4S. Some users say their year old iPhone 4 has also been affected after the iOS 5 update and many are seeking the root of the problem in constant iCloud syncing, but really the problem doesn’t seem to be effectively solved yet.

Here’s what some users on different forums had to say:

We’d love to hear what’s your experience with iOS 5 and whether the issue is really as widespread as it seems, so don’t hesitate to cast your votes in the poll below. We’ll publish the results on Friday, but in the meantime you can also chime in with your detailed experiences in the comments below.

Thanks to everyone who mentioned the iPhone 4S battery issue in their comments earlier!

Have you noticed a significant drop in battery life after the iOS 5 update?

Yes, I have the new iPhone 4S and it drains battery faster than the Cookie Monster eats cookies.
Yes, I’ve update to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4/3GS and the battery life has gotten much worse.
I haven’t noticed anything like that.
I have an Android/Windows Phone/Symbian/feature phone, so I don’t care.

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5 inches
    960 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A5, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • OS iOS 9.x


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