Does the Apple iPhone 4S have a battery issue, too?

IMG_0054So let me just wrap up what's been going on with the iPhone 4S so far, not even one week into its life. Firstly, it was announced, and a lot of people were disappointed with what it brought. 

Then I unboxed mine. A few days after that, there was a report about a very noticeable yellow tint to the screen. And now, on top of that issue, there seems to be one that a lot of users are sure to notice: battery life. 

The screenshot you see to the left is from my iPhone 4S. In the upper-righthand corner, you'll see that my battery is at a dismal 8%. If you move along the top, you'll also notice that the time is only 5:15 p.m. 

I'm not the most religious of users; normally, my day consists of getting up at 8 a.m. (after having the iPhone 4S left on its dock all night) and getting home at 4 p.m. During that 8-hour day, I check email (Push and Fetch off,) check Pocketables every hour, and text my friends. 

On my iPhone 4 (running iOS 4,) I could get through this relatively mundane day and still have 50% battery left. But on the 4S, I'm faced with this issue. Display brightness is on its darkest setting, and both WiFi and Bluetooth are turned off. 

Running iOS 5, my iPhone 4 also saw a little bit of a hit with battery life, but nothing this drastic. My hopes are that it's just a simple little coding error that's running the A5 chip in the 4S a little too hard, and can be ironed out in the future. 

Have you experienced horrid battery life on your 4S? I want to make sure I'm not the only one; I don't want a replacement already.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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