Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 to developers

Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 to developers

Just two days after posting iOS 5.0.1, Apple has already revved it to beta 2. No word yet on what, if any changes the new build holds -- even better battery life enhancements, more rock-solid Documents in the Cloud, improvements to the new no-delete, no-backup datastore? -- but if you're testing against the new version, hit the link below and go grab it.


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N0M0reUsernames says:

Cant download firmware from Apple directly. Keep getting this error. Even for the release notes...
Access Denied
If you need assistance, please contact the ADC Support Team.
If you feel you received this message in error, please reference this code when contacting the ADC Support Team

v1nn1e says:

It works OTA (Settings -> General -> Software Update).

Dominic Willis says:

Good here OTA also. Don't see any difference yet.

Travis Peltz says:

My iPad downloaded the OTA in about 2 minutes. The file was around 30-40MB. My iPhone 4S is trying to the OTA and the file was 700MB & doesn't really seem to be doing anything. Anyone else having this problem?

TSPCX says:

Download took over an hour and is updating now.

Avenged says:

Worked fine OTA for me. About 40 MB file for my iPhone 4

PhillyComputerSpot says:

I just updated to iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 and charging my iPhone 4S now so I can't tell if it saves the battery life. I should be able to tell after 15 minutes after fully charged.

Ghghgj says:

Care to post results? How is the batterylife now?

Michael Hudec says:

So i Have an developer account and my iphone 4s is a registered device... why can't I get the OTA to work?

Jailbreak iOS says:

Two quick beta releases! Did Apple forget something in the first beta? :)

Jailbreak iOS says:

Two quick beta releases! Did Apple forget something in the first beta? :)

Zingaldp says:

I just happened across this site and am not a developer. But, hopefully, someone who reads this and knows how to get apple to pay attention, may want to bring to their attention a glitch in iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 that causes iPhones connecting to AT&T microcell to randomly display "searching..." thought he connection is working. There are posts everywhere as folks download 5.0 and start seeing the "searching..." google for the posts and you'll see what I mean