Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1; Fixes Bugs Affecting Battery Life; iPad 2 Security Flaw, Adds Multitouch Gestures For iPad 1

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 (build number 9A405).

iOS 5.0.1 is available for iPhone 4SiPhone 4iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPad and iPad 2.

According to release notes iOS 5.0.1 includes the following the bug fixes and improvements:

  • 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

iOS 5.0.1 also fixes the iPad 2 smart cover security flaw that was discovered in iOS 5. As we had reported a short while back, initial reports by developers who tested iOS 5.0.1 also indicate that iOS 5.0.1 has fixed the battery life issues.

It is currently not available via OTA update feature that was introduced in iOS 5.

Here are the iOS 5.0.1 direct download links.

Update 1: 

MuscleNerd of the iPhone dev team has warned jailbreakers and unlockers to avoid upgrading to iOS 5.0.1. He just tweeted:

Jailbreakers and unlockers should avoid today’s 5.0.1 until a flow for downgrading to 5.0 is developed.

Update 2: 

It looks like iOS 5.0.1 is now available via OTA as well.

As always, let us know how it goes.