Apple iOS 5.0.1 is available for download and update. As mentioned in the software update detail box, this update contains improvements and other bug fixes including bugs affecting battery life, bugs dealing with Documents in the Cloud, and improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.

Products compatible include:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS 🙂
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th gen)
  • iPod touch (3rd gen)

Its highly advisable that you install it directly from within iTunes and let it upgrade automatically, once download is complete.

But the problem is – if you’re wishing that all your iPhone 4S battery problems would go – well, as it so happens, it wouldn’t. Yes, I know, that sucks, and probably sucks big time for people who got a new iPhone 4S recently. But if we’re to go by the report from News.Cnet.com; they aren’t going away with this update as well. Another one from Gizmodo. Personally, I always believed and still believe – a software update or patch cannot improve iPhone, or so as to say, any mobile hardware battery life. Especially on an iPhone when all the apps run in native mode and requires immense CPU processing, this ain’t a software update patch job. Anyways, was hoping against hope, that the iOS 5.0.1 update would fix this one. Looks like Apple engineers still got some work to do! So buddies, hang in there!

I updated my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.0.1 as well. Also turned off push notifications, location services etc. Lets check for a few days while surfing the net, and making calls. Whether there’s any improvement or not 🙂

UPDATE: Apple acknowledges that iOS 5.0.1 didn’t fix battery problems! Ouch!

Thanks, SG

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