Apple posts 'battery fix' iOS update
5.0.1 out over the air
Apple last night rolled out iOS 5.0.1, promising that the update flattens bugs that have caused iPhone 4S owners to suffer from rapidly depleting battery syndrome.
The update - available through iTunes, or from the new Software Update entry in iOS' settings app - also makes it easier for Aussies to speak to the 4S' voice assistant, Siri.
And, said Apple, it "resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud", though this user still has to turn iCloud document syncing off in order to turn it on, if you see what I mean.
More usefully, the update implements a fix for the code-signing glitch that, from iOS 4.3, allowed rogue code to be accessed from Apple-approved apps released through the iTunes App Store.
Want iCloud document syncing turned on? Then turn it off
Finally, iOS 5.0.1 brings the four-finger swipe gesture for showing and hiding the multi-tasking menu to the original iPad.
iOS 5.0.1 runs on every iPhone from the 3GS upward, plus the first- and second-gen iPads and the third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch. ®
Wonder how they fixed the Battery issue
Maybe the same way as they fixed the signal display in the iPhone4 - change the algorithm that calculates how much battery is left..
I was 'alerted' in the queue at starbucks this morning.
but your b) point is valid.
You shouldn't have to....
You pay for a device, you should get support for a device for a reasonable period.
Not all folks have the skill/time to investigate how to do custom stuff like this. While it might be geeky fun to do these things, average people shouldn't have to.
This is what will put people off - and drive people towards brands with better support - like Apple.
THAT NOISE AGAIN
The sound of all these big girls blouses are making a noise like the whine of a gearbox about to expire.
Even those of us living miles from habitation are being disturbed at night by the
Of the Apple-istas going on about the most important thing in their life, a battery.
Please someone, take these sad lonely unfulfilled unimportant irrelevant people to a vet and have them put out of their misery. It would be a mercy.
This is worse
I had fixed my phone myself already using various techniques (setting reset, trickle charging, etc.)
I know installed this update and my phone is discharging a lot faster than before.
What a mess.