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Rumor: iOS 5.0.2 around the corner to re-address battery issues, iOS 5.1 coming soon with Siri enhancements

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Coming as a surprise to no one -- we hope -- Macerkopf.de says Apple is working hard on iOS 5.0.2 and iOS 5.1 beyond that. iOS 5.0.2 should address battery life issues that remained following the iOS 5.0.1 release and it's initial batch of battery fixes. iOS 5.1, they say, will bring some new features to Siri, including the ability to take pictures and video, and toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.

Here's to hoping for another beta release in the coming days, and a full release soon after!

Source: Macerkopf.de (opens in new tab) via; MacRumors (opens in new tab)

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.

42 Comments
  • again, I want to be able to ask for score updates for baseball :) or find the latest news
  • again, I want to be able to ask for score updates for baseball :) or find the latest news
  • one word. awesome.
  • one word. awesome.
  • two words. bout time.
  • Source: Macerkopf.de
    Source is not noted for a high degree of correctness regarding similar news in the past. Caveat emptor.
  • Nice,
    But it would be great if somebody (at Apple) finally paid some attention to this WIFI connection bug:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3381610?start=0&tstart=0
    Nearly 30,000 views but still no acknowlodgement from apple.
  • User error most likely. No problems here.
  • mine works fine smoothly as well
  • I hope they let Siri start apps!
  • I hope we will be able to finally talk dirty to Siri.
  • I most be part of the exceptions but so far I haven't seen anything wrong with my battery since I purchased my 4S
    Ben
  • Same here Ben, actually coming from Android, I have been well pleased with my Battery life!
  • I initially had problems with the "set time zone" system function (like many others), but once I disabled that I can't say I've noticed any battery problems on my 4S. It's no worse than the 4 and lasts 3-4 days if I don't use it much. I don't get anywhere near apple's claimed 200 hours (8 days) though. But then I didn't with my iPhone 4 under iOS 4 either.
  • Hopefully they will make maps and buisness' to siri for uk and this update might actually address te battery issues
  • I too am having major issues, I'm going to the apple store this week to try and get a new phone or battery. Mine lasts 5 hours with Siri, location services and push notifications off. It gets way better battery life of wifi (near twice as long) on 3G especial low signal I can literally watch the bar drain. Evern if it is sitting in my desk doing nothing it drains.
  • Hope ios 5.01 will improve network reception which is weak on my iphone 4S compared to my 3GS. Also news about possible use of Siri to turn bluetooth on/off is great. Hope that happens :)
  • Weird, I get far better reception on my 4S than on 3GS.
  • The brand new antenna system is the reason !!
  • You've had 5 Iphones? Sounds like by all the rukkus you put on trying to get yours to work, you would have learned enough to just EXCHANGE IT!
  • I think I am one of the minority. White iPhone 4s on the sprint network, bought in the 1st batch (pre-ordered) Battery life is excellent! I unplug my phone at around 8am and use it heavily throughout the day, phone calls, games, texting, FB, pictures, youtube etc and I don't recharge it until around 11pm on most days! Even at that time I still have 20 to 22% battery life!
  • nope, make that majority. ;)
  • Same here, way better battery life than my old 3GS, and about the same as my brother's 4.
  • yep i get that kind of battery life too. i love it!
  • 824 replies out of which there are others who have posted more than once, plus there are those who are discussing the issue without having one, Id say its about 400 people out of 5 million units sold. As I said before minority ;) get over to Apple Store and get a new one. As Concealdcarried said , you should know by now after 5 iphones how to get one that works if yours isnt working ;)
  • There is something obviously wrong, or Apple would not have admitted the problem and be pushing updates out of the door like crazy.
    But hey, to the cultists the fault is always the users, so stop holding it wrong and hope for the updates.
  • sweet! Dying for the siri controllable bt and wifi!
  • I'm not having any noticeable battery problems anymore. Although I have never had my mail pushed for battery reasons. Not even when I was a windows mobile user.
  • Id push your mail for you anytime ! :) lol
  • I'm not having any noticeable battery problems anymore. Although I have never had my mail pushed for battery reasons. Not even when I was a windows mobile user.
  • Running iOS 5.0.1 on my iPhone 4 & surprisingly my battery is lasting longer than it did under 4.3.5.
    Koolness!
  • Running iOS 5.0.1 on my iPhone 4 & surprisingly my battery is lasting longer than it did under 4.3.5.
    Koolness!
  • How about finishing Siri for CANADA!? like maps based tasks. That would be nice.
  • Anyone else having Bluetooth issues since 5.0? It keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting with my car radio during phone calls.
  • You want to watch REAL battery drain? Get a Droid. I've noticed a little more battery drain, but nothing to get crazy about. Or perhaps you can get a Juicepak?
  • I have had better battery life on my 4S since the 5.0.1 update. I will also admit that my iPhone 4 battery did last longer but nothing two crazy. For the faster processor, better camera and Siri I don't mind the difference in battery. Btw apple will never be down working on improving their software when working with new hardware. People make a bigger deal about it because of how big apple is
  • Anyone else having bluetooth issues? Since 5.0 the connection to my car radio cuts in and out during calls; very irritating. It has improved slightly since 5.0.1 but still spotty. On ios 4 it worked great.
  • I have noticed a significant decrease in battery performance since the last update. My phone can't even make it through the day now with minimal use. Horrible.
  • agreed. My phone ran great, I could go up to 36hrs without a charge. Now, less usage, maybe 10 hours... Not impressed. I'm considering downgrading to 5.0 if this isn't resolved soon.
  • don't forget about the crazy wifi problems. i sure hope this next update makes it better, not worsehttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/3381610?start=0&tstart=0
  • It's NOT user. It's the OS. This guy is right. Don't be stupid people. Come on.
  • seems like ur done was jailbroken, sorry!