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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 with Bug Fixes for Battery and Other Issues

Today, Apple released the first update to iOS 5.0 in the form of iOS 5.0.1. A certain percentage of users have experienced very poor battery life with iOS 5.0 and this update addresses that issue as well as addressing some other bugs and adding some functionality to some devices.

Apple lists the iOS 5.0.1 update as having the following bug fixes:

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

This update is compatible with the:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation

As expected, the update is available either through iTunes or as over-the-air software update directly from an iOS device. The update for my Sprint iPhone 4S came in at 55.5MB over-the-air.

The iOS 5.0.1 for my Verizon iPhone 4 came in at a slightly smaller 53.9MB.

The iPhone 3GS on AT&T had the smallest over-the-air update size at only 38.9MB.

Alternately, the update can be downloaded directly from within iTunes.

Additional direct links for the individual update files have been provided by MacRumors at the end of their post with coverage of the update.

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