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

Apple has just seeded iOS 5.0.1 (build number 9A402) to developers of iOS developer program.

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

According to the 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 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.

A short while back, Apple confirmed battery life issues with iOS 5 and will be releasing iOS 5.0.1 in a few weeks. But, since Apple has seeded it, we expect it to be released to the public very soon, probably as early as this week.

9 to 5 Mac reports that iOS 5.0.1 also fixes the iPad 2 smart cover security flaw that was discovered in iOS 5.

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