Apple released their latest iOS 6 patch for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini a couple of days ago, which was released with the aim of curing some WiFi issues, however alongside doing that it seems to have caused some issues with battery drain on the iPhone 5.
Reported by CNET earlier today, a selection of users have taken to the support forums to share their issues, with a ton of complaints surrounding the new issue following the iOS 6.0.2 update.
One user who took to the forums said the following:
“I loaded IOS 6.0.2 yesterday. Unfortunately it only partially fixed my wifi issues (I already have several posts about my wifi issues). But, to my complete and utter frustration, it introduced a NEW ISSUE I was not having before — it is absolutely draining my battery. I can usually get through a day with about 75% of my battery power remaining. Today I’ve gone through 90% and I’ve done nothing special with it. ”
Various sources have speculated that the issues lies with the change in the WiFi antenna behavior in the new update, but as the iPad Mini has the same antenna it seems a little off to me.
Apple has yet to comment on the issue, so I’m not sure if it’s a known issue to them yet, but as soon as we hear something we will let you know.