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.


Have something to say about this story? Leave a comment! Need help with something else? Ask in our forums!

Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

More Posts



← Previously

Play the classic Memory game with Instagram photos with Instamory for iPad

Next up →

Apple's VP of Global Security no longer with Apple after the lost iPhone 4S investigation

Reader comments

Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 to developers


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

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?

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.

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