Apple Sends iOS 5.0.1 to End Users, Update Should Improve Battery Life, Activation Issues and More

Apple's AppleSeed program has started sending iOS 5.0.1 to select users, as well as to developers, to test the battery life, activation issues and multi-tasking on the original iPad. Apple expects to release the update to all users within the next few weeks [ h/t 9to5Mac ].

"A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," the program states," the internal memo states. "...Apple has found a few bugs in iOS 5 affecting battery life and Apple will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."

In addition to improving battery life, the update should fix activation issues, multitasking gestures on the original iPad, and resolves bugs with documents in the Cloud. When iOS 5 first launched, users reported brick phones following installation, in addition to activation issues.


iOS 5.0.1 is available to developers as an over-the-air update

Internal memo to program participants admits that bugs in the iOS 5 software have affected battery life.