Cupertino, we have a problem.
This morning I woke up to a dead iPhone 4S. When I went to bed last night, the battery gauge showed at least 50 percent.
I did see a few vampires roaming the streets (it was Halloween, after all), but I didn't expect them to sink their fangs into my iPhone.
I do expect this kind of overnight power loss from Android phones, as I've seen it happen with any number of models. But I've owned every iPhone since the original, and this has never happened with any of them.
Last night was the second time with my 4S.
As you've probably heard, I'm not the only one with problems, not by a long shot. Earlier today, CNET's Josh Lowensohn noted that the growing iPhone 4S battery issue is reminiscent of the iPhone 4's "antennagate."
Meanwhile, Kent German noted that although the iPhone 4S performed well in CNET Labs battery tests, that doesn't necessarily take into account real-world usage. Indeed, I think there's enough anecdotal evidence from users to suggest a definite problem with either the 4S hardware, iOS 5, or some combination of the two.
Thankfully, Apple is aware of the issue and reportedly investigating it.
Let's help them out. Vote in our poll and let's gather as much data as we can about iPhone 4S battery life. Likewise, please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section.
In the meantime, be sure to read Sharon Vaknin's post on how to give your iPhone's battery life a serious boost.