Apple confirms that they have found problems in the latest version of the operating system, iOS 5, which has led to poorer battery life for many users. They have also promised that this issue will be fixed in a software update, which will be released in the next few weeks.

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” an Apple spokesperson told The Loop. “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.”

The battery problem has led many users of the latest version of the operating system to see a drastic drop in battery life, although it varies from mobile to mobile.

According to the website BGR , Apple has already finished programming iOS 5.0.1 beta, and sent it out to developers for further testing.

The iOS 5.0.1 beta 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

As you can see, Apple has added “Multitasking Gestures for original iPad”, which means that owners of the original iPad can now use four and five finger gestures to navigate, which was reserved for iPad 2 owners in the iOS 5 update. Many have missed this, especially since it worked in the iOS 5 beta, but disappeared when Apple released the final version.

(via Teknofil)