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iOS 5.0.1 Rolls Out – Promises Battery Fix

David Gilbert

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iOS 5.0.1 Rolls Out – Promises Battery Fix

It was less than one month ago that Apple released iOS5 promising a plethora of new features and updates. However, within days, users complained about dire battery life on their iDevices as a result of the new software.

Last week, Apple admitted there was a problem, stating: “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

Apple however have been better than its word and last night rolled out iOS 5.0.1, which it claims will fix "bugs affecting battery life." The update, which we downloaded without a problem this morning, is the first which could be done without the need to connecting to a PC, a major feature of the iOS5 update.

As well as promising to fix the battery life, iOS 5.0.1 adds a number of other minor updates, including multi-tasking gestures for the original iPad, resolving bugs with documents in iCloud, better voice recognition for Australian users and some security fixes.

It doesn’t however seem to fix the security issue with Siri, whereby anyone with can use your locked iPhone 4S to access your contacts and send emails and messages.

We will be keeping an eye on our battery life over the coming days to see if it has improved with this update, and we'd like to hear from you if you've noticed any imprvoement regarding the battery life of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

ElectricSheep

November 11, 2011, 4:56 pm

I have noticed a significant improvement in my 4G iPod Touch that has had iOS5 on it from day 1. I was going to get it replaced, it was that bad compared to my old 3G iPod. Now they are much alike in battery. Having said that, I wish Apple would have just kept the old 3G iPod Touch design and stuffed the extra space with a much bigger battery. Why must they continually make things thinner & thinner to the point of having impractical ergonomics?

Just those ridiculously small and unusable volume buttons that need sorting and a data SIM card slot - and i'll have my idea of a perfect iPod Touch.

David Gilbert

November 11, 2011, 5:21 pm

I couldn't agree more about the battery aspect, but whatever about Apple giving up the thinness race, the chances or them including a data SIM slot are not very high I would imagine....then you'd have no reason to go and buy their iPhone...

ElectricSheep

November 11, 2011, 7:28 pm

@DG - I live in hope. If they can stick a data only SIM in the 'giant iPod touch', I see no reason as to why they can't put one in the normal sized version. Give people the option, like they do with the iPad. I do not follow the argument that this would take significant sales away from the iPhone, instead I see it expanding their market further.

Forgot to say - that screen, needs to grow a little too...just a little mind.

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