An update to YouTube’s iOS app that appeared this morning claims to fix the battery drain problem users were reporting with the app. While YouTube does consume a considerable amount of power, the app was reportedly heating up iPhones and draining power at an abnormally fast rate, even when idle in the background. YouTube promised a fix a couple weeks ago and seems to have worked out the kinks in the latest version.
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