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Apple posts iOS 5.0.1 for developers to cure battery woes

updated 05:55 pm EDT, Wed November 2, 2011

iOS 5.0.1 ready for testing

Apple on Wednesday night showed a relatively quick turnaround and gave developers a beta for iOS 5.0.1. The release primarily attempt to tackle battery issues encountered by some users, including iPhone 4S owners. Original iPad owners will also get a bonus as it brings the four-plus finger multitasking gestures previously limited to the iPad 2.

Other improvements include a fix for document syncing in iCloud, security updates, and a problem Australian owners have had with voice dictation on the iPhone 4S understanding their accents. Developers get their own upgrade in a new method that lets them specify files of their own that have to stay on the device at all costs, even when iOS or iTunes is trying to clear space with low storage.

The last addition touches on a complaint from developers such as Instapaper's Marco Arment relating to a change in app caching. In iOS 5.0, the OS has more control over caches and can delete content without warning, even when the developer intended for it to remain permanent.

No beta version number has been given and hints that Apple will have a fairly short test cycle before posting the finished version. A release is due in "weeks," Apple said. The 5.0.1 upgrade will be the first for public users that won't require an iTunes sync to install now that iOS 5 has over-the-air updating.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. chas_m

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    Original iPad

    Four-finger gestures FTW

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