Enterprise Mobility: 10 iPhone 4S Issues Apple Doesn`t Want You to Know About

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-11-08 Print this article Print
Beware the Battery Issues

Beware the Battery Issues

Apple has officially admitted that iPhone 4S owners are experiencing reduced battery life due to a bug in iOS 5. If an outlet is nearby, that might not be such a big deal. But considering many people rely upon their smartphones to travel and since a removable battery isnt available, the iPhone 4S battery troubles are a real problem.
Apple's iPhone 4S has been out for nearly a month, and the device is selling extremely well. Thanks to its support on several major mobile carriers, including Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, the device should have some of the strongest sales figures ever for the iPhone. And for good reason. As nice as the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 were, the iPhone 4S is clearly the most capable version of Apple's smartphone ever released. That said, there's another side to the iPhone 4S that Apple doesn't necessarily want customers to know about. If one examines Apple's marketing materials for the iPhone 4S, they'll find that it's packed with glowing comments about all the handset can do. However, the device does have several shortcomings, and it's competing in a market that is packed with devices that in some ways deliver far better features than the new iPhone. This eWEEK slide show will focus on those apparent shortcomings—the things that Apple doesn't necessarily want consumers or enterprise users to know about its iPhone 4S. Are they big issues? That's up to individual customers to decide. But if nothing else, they do detract a bit from the device.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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