“Buyers are finding that the device, introduced two weeks ago, has trouble making it through a workday without a rest stop at the electrical outlet. It’s proving to be something of an Achilles’ heel on Apple Inc.’s flagship device, more than 1 million of which were sold in the first weekend.” L.A. Times
Receiving less than stellar headlines on one of the world’s most widely circulated newspapers just weeks after the release of the iPhone 3GS likely isn’t something Apple expected to take place. Nonetheless, the multitude of battery issues plaguing the latest version of the iPhone has culminated in a recent L.A. Times story titled : iPhone 3GS Owners Bemoan It’s Battery Life.
While the L.A. Times is one of the larger publications raising the issues facing the 3GS battery; it wasn’t the first, and there’s a good chance it won’t be the last. Within days of the iPhone 3GS being released, reports of it’s lackluster battery performance quickly began making their way around the web. A battery that’s 15% smaller, an overload of applications, and AT&T’s slow deployment of more expensive 3G towers have all been cited as culprits of the iPhone 3GS sub-standard battery life. Whatever the case may be, the end result is the same: iPhone customers expect more bang for their buck when it comes to the battery life of the 3GS.
“If people are committing $1,000 a year for two years to use a 3GS, I would definitely expect my battery to last a lot longer.” Gary Ng, iPhoneinCanada.com
So what now? Are you one of the many 3GS owners who are wondering what to do in regards to it’s struggling battery? It will definitely be interesting to see how Apple goes about resolving this issue. In the meantime, there are alternative methods for getting more out of your iPhone 3GS. There’s nothing worse than constantly having to hunt down an outlet just so you can stay connected, and in today’s world, staying connected is of the utmost importance.