Apple Confirms iOS 5 Suffers From Battery Life Bugs, Fix Coming in ‘A Few Weeks’

Apple has confirmed to multiple sites iOS 5 suffers from battery life issues, and that a fix will be coming in the next few weeks. Just moments ago, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers to fix battery issues and more.

In a statement to The Loop:

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” an Apple spokesperson told The Loop. “We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

A similar statement was sent to AllThingsD. We’ll keep you updated as to whether we hear tips about iOS 5.0.1 beta improving battery life. Suspects that have drained battery life worse than normal include extensive use of Location services in iOS 5, such as the Reminders app, Find my Friends, and Siri’s ‘Raise to Speak’ feature.

How’s your iPhone 4S battery life? Or iOS 5 battery life in general?