Apple has never been famous for making battery life a priority on its iPhone line-up. Almost every publication praises Apple for how well the iPad line-up and even its Mac line-up performs in that department, but sadly we can’t all say the same about the iPhone. iOS 7 proved to be tough on the iPhone’s battery, and even though some of this was fixed with iOS 7.1, it seems Apple did some additional optimizations.
Reports in some publications have found dramatic improvements in how the battery performs on the iPhone after iOS 7.1.1. The company didn’t publicly mention this optimization, but obviously these are the things that any one of us would notice after some hard-core usage. Now the catch with these reports is that they mostly revolve around the iPhone 5, and not necessarily the iPhone 5s. Obviously both devices use very different processor architectures, and this could mean varied results depending on your mileage with iOS 7.1.1.
What we can tell you is that the iPhone 5s that’s currently in use in our Pocketnow labs is actually performing worse after iOS 7.1.1, but again, this may vary depending on the type of usage you give your particular device. Make sure you leave us a comment and share your experience after the update.