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Apple makes IOS 5.0.1 available to developers

Fixes battery problems
Fri Nov 04 2011, 10:58

FRUIT THEMED GADGET MAKER Apple has made its IOS 5.0.1 operating system (OS) available to developers, signaling that Iphone users might soon have a fix for battery life problems.

According to Mac Rumours, the beta version of the updated Iphone and Ipad OS is now available to developers.

Yesterday, The INQUIRER reported that Apple had confirmed it would release a fix soon for the Iphone 4S battery problems that have been plaguing its users.

The company took quite a while to acknowledge the problems, which as with antennagate were discovered by users and not mentioned when the handset was launched.

The IOS update should fix the problems with battery life, although as yet we aren't quite sure how.

The update apparently will also fix some bugs with documents in the cloud and add voice recognition for Australia and multitasking gestures for the Ipad. It will also contain security improvements.

Meanwhile, a problem where anyone with a Smart Cover could get into a password-protected Ipad 2 has also been fixed by the update.

The IOS 5 update probably will be ready for the general public at the end of this month, although no date has been set. Until then, Iphone users will need to keep their charger handy. µ


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