After many years of boasting superior Operating Systems, Apple has finally reached the threshold of their advances. It seems any more advancements in terms of complexity would reduce the efficiency of their OSs bringing them down to the levels of Windows and Android.
For instance, with the release of iOS 5 and Siri, iPhone 4S users have been suffering extremely low battery life. The problem is so severe that users have claimed that their phone loses a percent of power for every 3 minutes of use.
On the other hand, a cool million Mac users who upgraded to OS X Lion 10.7 experienced halving of the battery life they had enjoyed while in Snow Leopard. MacBook Pro users who had lavished on 6-7 hours of battery life has started to see 2-3 hours under the current Lion regime.
What will Apple do?
Well, Apple will do something or they risk losing everything that Stevie had bult.
iOS: The battery life issues on the iPhone 4S have becomes such a nuisance to Apple and its mobile subscribers, the company decided to work on an immediate iOS 5 update to remedy the smartphone’s weak battery. The Cupertino clan has made iOS 5.0.1 available to all iPhone 4S owners, including some new changes such as “bug fixes” for Documents in iCloud, improved voice dictation (for Australians), and multitasking gestures to the first-gen iPad. So those suffering from terrible battery life and download the new update on iTunes right now.
Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 to the public, bringing fixes for battery life issues introduced with iOS 5. The release also brings several other enhancements including multitasking gestures for the original iPad.
Macintosh: Mac users, even though they were the first to suffer, still reel under the dire conditions. Apple has unofficially promised to bring out an update to the problem. Some users have already started to point to new SMC updates available for MacBook Pro. Until then they have to make with after-market tricks and tweaks that slightly inch-up battery life to pre-Lion lengths.
You can keep upto date about any possible solutions that might be available by following this thread at the Apple forums.