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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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Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • 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
  • It works OTA (Settings -> General -> Software Update).
  • Good here OTA also. Don't see any difference yet.
  • 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?
  • Download took over an hour and is updating now.
  • Worked fine OTA for me. About 40 MB file for my iPhone 4
  • 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.
  • Care to post results? How is the batterylife now?
  • So i Have an developer account and my iphone 4s is a registered device... why can't I get the OTA to work?
  • Two quick beta releases! Did Apple forget something in the first beta? :)
  • Two quick beta releases! Did Apple forget something in the first beta? :)
  • 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