Like many of you here are aware, there are some people that have complained about a few technical issues with iOS6 (forget about YouTube and Maps). Mainly slow WiFi and a decreased battery life.
I was an early adopter of iOS6 and the first thing I noticed was a faster draining battery. But I kept using it and gumbled about "hopefully they'll fix it in 6.01 or something".
I fully charged my iPad 3 days ago, used it as I normally would from then to now and let it get to 1%. Now that it's been a couple of weeks on iOS6, I thought I'd check the "Time since last full charge" stat to see how bad it really is:
14 hours 5 mins. HUH? I haven't plugged it into power since I last fully charged it. I've used my iPad more since iOS6 came out, but that couldn't be it... could it?
I'm sure many of those complaining (not all) about decreased battery life probably don't actually get decreased battery life, but only think they do. It's like hypochondriacs. 1 person gets ill and suddenly everyone around them "thinks" they have symptoms. And on the internet it's no different. This might have all started with the reported battery issues on iOS5 and just flourished from there.
So I suggest to everyone who has noticed decreased battery life on their iOS6 device to charge their device fully, use it normally and let it discharge to 1% and check their "Time since last full charge" stat. Don't just say you noticed it, actually check it. You might be surprised like I was.
From a happy (now I am) iOS6 user.
Edit: As an experiment, now 5 days later I've done the same thing (full charge and used normally) and I got 14 hours 19mins.