We reported earlier on a minor update to iOS 6 meant to fix Wi-Fi connection issues on Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad mini devices. It now appears the update contains a bug that causes the iPhone battery to drain drastically faster than with previous versions of iOS 6. Oddly, reports indicate that the battery drain is relegated solely to the iPhone 5.
Users have flocked to Apple’s support forums to report the problem. I suppose the good news is that the update did seem to fix the Wi-Fi connection issue.
As of now, there’s no official word from Apple regarding the iOS 6.0.2 battery problem. Apple’s been pretty good about solving these problems with OS updates and current rumors suggest we’ll be seeing iOS 6.1 sometime in January. Until then, better keep that Lightning cable handy.