Apple to issue software fix for iPhone battery

SAN FRANCISCO Thu Nov 3, 2011 11:49am EDT

Chris Centers displays his new iPhone 4S after making the purchase at Apple's flagship retail store in San Francisco, California October 14, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Chris Centers displays his new iPhone 4S after making the purchase at Apple's flagship retail store in San Francisco, California October 14, 2011.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will release a software update to its iOS 5 operating system, acknowledging some customer complaints on the performance of the new iPhone 4S battery.

"A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," An Apple spokesman said. "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."

Apple did not provide any more details but a rash of complaints on the new phone's short battery life have cropped up in online forums.

(Reporting by Poornima Gupta, editing by Grant McCool, Gary Hill)

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