(CNN) — It all sounds eerily familiar. A new iPhone. Massive sales. Then, an apparent glitch that, while it doesn’t affect everyone, is prevalent enough to irk customers and catch the eyes of tech journalists everywhere.
Poor battery life on the iPhone 4S, released on October 14 to great fanfare and record sales, has been the new model’s Achilles’ heel in the minds of many users.
While complaints about the perceived problem haven’t reached the fevered pitch that last year’s iPhone 4 release saw about its so-called “death grip” problem, they don’t seem to be going away.
There were, of course, the expected number of early-adopter quibbles with the phone: from troubles with new carrier Sprint, to a sometimes slow-moving camera, to limits on the voice-activated Siri “personal assistant” outside the United States.