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Battery Tests Confirm iPhone 3GS Improvements, But Complaints Linger

Many iPhone 3GS owners are complaining about their handset's battery life falling short of expectations. Their units are likely defective, because Wired.com was not able to replicate the issue through rigorous battery testing.

In response to a query about the iPhone 3GS' battery life, 25 readers e-mailed Wired.com citing issues with battery life, and 11 expressed the same complaint to @Wired via Twitter. The majority said their iPhone 3GS' battery was depleting quickly even after light usage.

"Today, I took it off charge when I woke up (having charged it throughout the night) got ready for work and left my house at about 8 a.m.," iPhone 3GS owner Mark Bone wrote to Wired.com. "I got to the train station and sent one text. On the train I played Mafia Wars for about a half hour…. By 12 o'clock I had 48 percent battery life."

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