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Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 to developers

Apple has made iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV 2 available to developers.

  • 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
  • Contains security improvements

If you're a developer and you want to test on it, hit the link below.

Source: developer.apple.com (opens in new tab)

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

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18 Comments
  • Hopefully this is released soon... I use my phone off and on but I'm not a "heavy" user or gamer but I have to charge my phone often I feel like. I know, coming from a blackberry that I would have to charge more often, but it just seems excessive.
    Overall I still really like the phone even if I have to charge it often. Restarting the phone helps a lot though- I guess it's similar to the good 'ol battery pull on a BB...
  • You forgot the one new feature, which seems specifically in response to Marco Arment's post about iOS clearing Instapaper's cache without warning and without recourse:
    "iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations."
  • You forgot the one new feature, which seems specifically in response to Marco Arment's post about iOS clearing Instapaper's cache without warning and without recourse:
    "iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations."
  • Are you sure ATV 2 is supported? I don't see it in the list...
  • I don't see it too. I checked twice and nothing.
  • Are you sure ATV 2 is supported? I don't see it in the list...
  • I think I'll just wait for the final release.
  • I think I'll just wait for the final release.
  • Installed. So far so good! Right after my restore, I made a five minute call.. still 100% after I hung up.
  • How is your batterylife now?? Is it better with the new update?
  • Download it and applied on my iPhone 4
  • So I suppose this will be the first OTA update we receive huh? Hope it comes through soon.
  • So when do I get to edit photostream...OR LEAVE AN EFFING GROUP CHAT!!!!!!!
  • iOS 5.0.1 Download links : http://j.mp/siAsgw
  • OKAY, I know... most people have a 4 or a 4S. I can't due to my location and another reason. So, I'm still using a 3GS which I absolutely love, but iOS 5 has caused many crashes that had NEVER ever happend while running iOS 3- 4..
    PLZ FIX the crashing on a 3GS
  • I really don't understand why you think apple needs to fix support for something so old. You aren't entitled to OS5. Old devices have old software. If you want new software get a new device. Simple. Nobody will argue if Windows 7 won't work with their old Pentium 2 computer. This is no different. Except ... The mobile phone industry moves so much faster. Deal with it and upgrade or live with os4.
  • still trying to restore my phone after 4 hours and lost all my data????,looks like im going to have to leave overnight,do not download latest update
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