iOS 6.1.1 Beta Revealed: Bad Battery Life Fix Still Pending

By Prarthito Maity email: | Feb 07, 2013 07:42 AM EST

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Apple is back in the news with a brand new refresh for all its iOS users.

Per reports, Apple has now pushed out the iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers. The release comes just over a week after the official iOS 6.1 release and days after the evasi0n jailbreak by the evad3rs team. However, there is still no sign of the highly wanted bad battery life fix.

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The bad battery life bug was one of the downsides of the iOS 6.1 release (apart from the problematic auto-brightness and poor reception) that needed an immediate fix from the company with a new refresh.

The battery issue was so extreme that users complained that the bug, which arrived with the iOS 6.1, was actually draining the device's battery to almost 50 percent in less than six hours. This was even more owing to the fact that after Apple released iOS 6.1 on Jan. 28, after the introduction of iOS 6.1 GM for a short while, according to independent iOS and Mac developer David Smith, nearly 50 percent of iOS users upgraded to iOS 6.1 in the last seven days.

However, there may still be some good news for iOS users experiencing bad iOS 6.1 battery life that Apple might, per a Gotta Be Mobile report, "use this next minor upgrade to deliver a fix like it did for WiFi with iOS 6.0.2 in December, but there is no mention of improvements to battery life in iOS 6.1.1 beta release notes, or a mention of the other issues reported on Apple forums."

"It is possible that Apple will add other fixes and notes to the iOS 6.1.1 release as the new version progresses through betas."

It was earlier reported that the bad battery issue was the biggest among all other iOS 6.1 problems, and was actually impacting the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad mini and other devices. This problem was also accompanied with reports of poor signal strength on iOS 6.1, with users complaining that the 3G signal is worse on iOS 6.1.

The current iOS 6.1.1 beta release is only meant for developers who can test the beta to make sure that their apps are working on the latest version of Apple's iOS refresh.

On an additional note, for all jailbreak fans, MuscleNerd has warned that anyone who used the evasi0n iOS 6.1 jailbreak to keep away from the update, when made public, for the time being. This is because there might be a slight chance that the new update actually patches the exploits used by the evasi0n jailbreak tool.

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