In October, hordes of Apple enthusiasts waited on queue outside for stores eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 4S. Although it took people hours to purchase the new phone, they did not seem to mind since the iOS-powered handset was reward enough. Once they finally purchased the phone, jubilation could clearly be seen in their faces. However, after just a few days of using their new smartphone, they quickly realized a few problems.
Although not all users experienced issues, a number of users complained about a number of problems surrounding their new handsets. One of the problems was a short battery life. The phone did not last as long as expected. Another problem was white noise that affected voice calls. At first, it was reported that the problem occurs when speakers were plugged in. However, later reports revealed that it affected calls wherever headphones were plugged in or not. The last problem was inadequate Wi-Fi connectivity and a weak phone signal.
At first, no one really knew what was going on. It was later revealed that there were issues with the software. One user updated his 4th generation iPhone to the latest iOS 5 software. This caused the problems to occur. Once he downgraded to the iOS 4, the problems ceased. Once he upgraded again, the problems re-occurred.
This is proof enough that the iPhone 4S was suffering from software problems. The Cupertino firm acknowledged the problem and later rolled out the iOS 5.0.1. Many thought that this would address the issues surrounding their new smartphone. However, users reported that it made the problem worse. Users who did not experience problems in the past were now experiencing issues.
According to reports, Apple is currently working on the iOS 5.0.2 to address the issues with their new software. Although they did not mention when this patch would be rolling out to the iPhone 4S, we believe that the company will waste time in issuing the update.
These days, there is a larger focus in offering handsets that sport more powerful hardware and software. Despite offering a better mobile experience, this will also put a large strain on the phone's batteries. Furthermore, the software is new. Like any new operating system, a few bugs should be expected.
Currently, resolving these issues is Apple's top priority. So, expect the Cupertino tech giant to roll out the iOS 5.0.2 update for the iPhone 4S soon.