New reports are starting to appear on Twitter that the recent iOS 5 update is having detrimental effects on iPhone battery life.

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Some people are putting this down to the new notification system included in iOS 5, however we’ve been unable to confirm this so far.   The problem appears to only affect some users though, with others even reporting better battery life?

Searches for iOS Battery have certainly increased this month on Google as you can see in the chart below:


Are you experiencing the same problem?   If so, let us know in the comments.

Update 1: Vote in our poll and let us know your experience

Update 2: Interesting suggestion from @HalifaxTech – could this be due to the new location aware reminders continually polling for your current location?