Apple has released a software update to fix a problem that is shortening the battery life of some iPhones, iPads and iPods.
Hong Kong was gripped by iPhone 4S fever on Thursday as more than 1,500 fans and resellers queued outside the Apple store ahead of the release of the smartphone in the southern Chinese city.
Consumer Reports, the influential magazine for product reviews, gave a thumbs up to Apple's new iPhone on Tuesday after declining to recommend the previous model because of reception problems.
Apple said it is working to squash software bugs that have evidently been eating away at battery life in the iPhone 4s and other gadgets powered by its latest mobile operating system.
A new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.
Earlier this summer, Apple eliminated its entry-level plastic-clad MacBook to make the just-updated MacBook Air line, once a pricey niche laptop, its mainstream computer.
A Duke University graduate student has found a way to double the battery life of mobile devices such as smartphones or laptop computers by making changes to WiFi technology.
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