Is the so called "Batterygate" affecting just iPhone 4S, or iPhone 4 & 4S?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by tr0ubles0me, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. tr0ubles0me macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2011
    That's on my iPhone 4 and I can replicate it anytime. I don't use iCloud & WiFi Sync at all, my e-mail is checked every hour and all location services are ON except the Time Zone Setting. I can even say that on iOS 4.3.3 my battery performance was not as good as it is on iOS 5.0. I have to say that my iPhone is 6 months old. Could that all "Batterygate" thing exist because of not fully activated batteries on new iPhones 4S.

    That screenshot was taken during a small vacation I took with my family, not too many calls were made, mainly web surfing and e-mails.

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  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I think Batterygate is real this time, but only for the 4S. Personally, my battery life is much improved on my White 4 that I got in May on iOS 5 compared to iOS 4.x.x. I've used much more data over the past couple of months, too (got unlimited data back from AT&T). Overall, though, I think it's just the upgraded hardware in the 4S not keeping up with a non-upgraded battery.
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    With the explosive sales of iPhone 4S models, Batterygate is growing at an alarming rate.

    Apple remains ineffective and unable to fix it. So for the second year in a row, defective iPhones sell unabated. Proving that the unsuspecting public will buy anything with an Apple logo.

    I'm thinking that now with a new CEO focused more on the company and its products, instead of himself as was Jobs, progress will be made.

    Perhaps the next new iPhone will be properly engineered, tested, and up to Apples normal quality.

    What a nice surprise that would be.
  4. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    My IP4 is fine battery-wise. Never had attenna problems but I almost never use it without a case. I wonder if this isn't some manufacturing issue as I got mine in Janaury of this year-about 6 months after it's launch in July 2010-and the later series were better. Maybe.
  5. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Apple is known for being very quiet and sneaky. It wouldn't surprise me if they made improvements in the antenna while remaining silent. However they did make a point to tell us the iPhone 4S has an improved antenna. A fact I can verify.

    My iPhone 4S works as it should. My iP4 dropped calls or showed "no service". So in my case, having had every model of iPhone to date, Antennagate was very real & very bad. A super contrast to my Galaxy S on it's own line concurrently with the iP4. When the iPhone 4 was unable to connect I simply reached for my Galaxy on AT&T and enjoyed a good clear call.

    There may be a good chance that Apple needs a refresher on how go get the basics right. After all I would think by now, battery problems are something Apple should be able to resolve.

    Perhaps my expectations are too high.
  6. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    This sucks! I just upgraded my 3GS to the latest and my battery life has been cut in half! Heck, it's worse than half! Is there a way to revert back?
  7. BERRYP186 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2009
    I wish there was i talked my wife into getting one she had the 3gs now thats all i hear.....
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I would venture to say it affected every device that received iOS 5 including the 3GS and some iPod Touches.
  9. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    The term "Batterygate" is specified with the iPhone 4S.
  10. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    As I understand it, you are absolutely correct.
  11. NJFP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
    Nope. iOS 5 seems to be the culprit. My iP4 was great on the battery until I upgraded to iOS 5. I'm not as bad as some, but worse than before.

    BTW, my signal strength is great" no antenna issues.
  12. Lozza-p macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
    my ip4 and also my gfs ip4 are affected too
    oh and a mate from works ip4 all on ios5
  13. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009

    I disagree. I have both the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 and both have OS 5.01 installed, and the battery life is dramatically worse on the 4S. No contest really. It's not the software - it's the hardware. There wil be no fix for this. It's liveable though - I just have to keep a charger with me.

  14. AustinIllini macrumors G3


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I agree with you. My iPhone 4 seems to be dying a little faster than before. The 4S has a lower battery life to begin with so obviously my problems aren't as bad as most.
  15. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    My iPhone 4S runs flawlessly and as advertised with 5.01. My wife's now has terrible battery life. It's usually dead by noon time without any usage whatsoever and charged to 100% the night before. It's an iOS 5 issue more than a hardware issue. They'll fix it. Apple "whatevergate" issues are more public because there are millions of more iPhones out there than any other model. Every product has defects and problems at launch. If not, there would be no such thing as a software update (except for new features but those usually happen on point updates).
  16. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Why do you keep buying Apple products and posting 17 times per day on an Apple forum about them?

    Either you are blowing it out of proportion like everyone else or you enjoy wasting your money.

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