Most of the smartphone has battery problems. Samsung has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons and now it is Apple AAPL +0.80%’s turn as iPhone batteries are headline news and the recent releases in December 2016 of iOS 10.2.1 are only making it worse…
Last month Fortune says, It’s Time for Apple to Come Clean About the iPhone Battery. About the Battery issues and almost 30% bugs, he revealed a problem back in November – which can affect every iOS 10 supported iPhone with the exception of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and sees the battery suddenly run out around the 30% mark.
A 108-page thread of complaints in Apple’s Support Communities website quickly built up which was followed by ex-Apple executive Tony ‘The Father of the iPod’ Fadell also confirmed his iPhone suffers from the bug and then even the Chinese government got involved in the same. It accused Apple of failing to meet user’s basic needs for normal communication devices on the back of many users reporting this problem and said it extends far beyond the iPhone 6 iPhone 6S for which Apple already has a limited battery recall program.
Apple responded to all this was cagey, though the inclusion of a battery diagnostics tool in iOS 10.2 a few weeks later was seen as a tacit admission not all was well. Also for iOS 10.2 itself, it made the 30% bug even worse. however not to fear about that, progress was being made and iOS 10.2.1 was launching into beta version.
But no, and this is where all the real frustration lies.
Since iOS 10.2.1 beta 1 released in mid-December, Apple’s approach has been faintly ridiculous. The initial beta versions gave zero indication as to what the release will contained – not a single thing. Neither did iOS 10.2.1 beta 2, or beta 3, or beta 4. Meanwhile, Apple has gone silent.
@EAFIFAMOBILE Crashing happened in late Dec 2016 after an update .I couldn’t play using my existing account at all! iOS10.2 on iPhone6 plus
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