When we first saw the iPhone 4S it didn’t enter out mind about the battery life, instead our expectations were with the design, and after the shock of no external change we then looked inwards.
The internals are impressive, maybe not for Android owners, but this is a step up for Apple iPhone 4 / 3GS owners, although that line of thought changed once we had a hands-on for over a week.
Apple has failed when it comes to the iPhone 4S battery life – you may have seen our earlier post that showed the battery was draining fast. Today you can go directly to this page for a detailed look at the AT&T version of iPhone 4S, and how the battery lasts, which only confirms the earlier results. The problem now is how users feel after having a few days with the new iPhone, and that is “drained”.
Leaving your iPhone 4S on over night sees the battery get low faster than any device before, making some new iPhone buyers wishing they went android. Apple fans are also disappointed; to the point they wished they held out for the iPhone 5 release date next year, which could even come at WWDC 2012.
We’ve tested the new device, and turning off many features including location services, notifications, and iCloud helps the battery last longer, but why have these features if they drain the battery extremely fast.
We’ll keep you informed, but for now will wait for the next iOS 5 update in hope of a fix. One thing is for sure, we hope the iPhone 5 launches with a better battery life.