re: Apple Batterygate Mea Culpa Doesn't Soothe
If anyone was really paying attention to 'the problem' and not the symptom, it might dawn on them that all devices currently running iOS 5 are being affected ... which means iPads, iPods and iPhones.
Which mean that the problem is not in the hardware, folks.
Where the problem is... is in the power management routines in the Operating System... caused by Apple enabling features in the hardware that were previously left 'off' because the functions weren't enabled in previous releases of iOS.
It's touchy to get it 'just right' ... and it can go wrong so easily... and with a major OS release there are thousands potential 'problems' that can come back to bite you.
Thankfully, the problem's been found, the code's been fixed and is being tested, and soon the 'symptom' will go away.
I've run into power management issues on products from almost every manufacturer of laptop, notebook and mobile devices over the years, and I expect to see more in the future.