Apple admits iPhone battery suckage, promises fix
Special help on its way to Oz, as well
Apple has admitted to battery-sucking bugs in its recently released iOS 5, has promised that a fix will be forthcoming, and has seeded a beta of iOS 5.0.1 to developers.
Apple's admission comes to us via AllThingsD . Before The Reg told you  about the battery suckage and a few suggested fixes, we asked Apple for confirmation and/or comment, which they chose not to provide. They don't like us. Sigh...
So thanks to the folks at ATD for sharing with us all that Apple told them: "A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."
And that's all that Apple told them.
From From Cult of Mac , however, comes the additional news that the iOS 5.0.1 beta has been seeded to developers, and that the No. 1 item in the list of improvements and bug fixes that it provides is "Fixes bugs affecting battery life".
Our friends in Oz may also be happy to hear that No. 4 on that list is "Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation".
Oh, and that support thread  with more than 1,100 entries that that we mentioned in our original article ? As we click the Publish button on this very article, the number of entries has grown to 3,147. ®