Posts Tagged ‘iOS 5’
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 5.0.1, the anticipated update designed to fix multiple unspecified bugs that drained the iPhone’s battery much faster than expected.
The update also patched five security vulnerabilities, including one revealed earlier this week by noted researcher Charlie Miller, who demonstrated that Apple’s App Store code signing could be sidestepped to download malware onto an iPhone without the owner’s knowledge.
This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
– 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
iOS 5.0.1 was the first update that Apple delivered “over-the-air” — in other words, without requiring users to connect their devices to a Windows PC or Mac, and launching iTunes — a new feature that debuted with iOS 5 in October.
Apple did not spell out the specific battery-related patches, saying only “Fixes bugs affecting battery life” in a short list of the update’s contents.
Apple disclaims eight hours of talk time and six hours of internet use via 3G, with standby time of up to 200 hours.
One buyer claimed his iPhone 4S battery life drains at 15 percent per hour while locked and on standby. Another said battery drained 10 percent in 12 to 15 minutes after using iMessage.
To do an over-the-air update, select the “Settings” app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then touch “General” and finally “Software Update.”
According to the report of AppleInsider, which quotes a person familiar with Apple’s AppleCare customer service call centers, Apple call center is expecting a large influx of iOS-related support calls beginning Monday, October 10th
Obviously this indicates that Apple will release iOS 5 to current users on that day.
That person told AppleInsider that his local AppleCare call center expects an eightfold increase in customer calls on that day, and that staff are being advised ahead of time for the increased traffic.
According to another report of BGR, Apple is planning to release the beta 8 of iOS 5 to developers on September 16th. After a week, a golden master version is believed to be released “on or around” September 23rd. And the golden master version is very likely to be loaded onto the already-assembled iPhone 5 hardware currently waiting for final software in China.
France Telecom CEO Stéphane Richard has reportedly claimed that the iPhone 5 appears set to debut on October 15th. As the top executive of a major iPhone partner Richard would be more likely to have accurate information than most. So you should get ready for the coming of iPhone 5 and iOS 5.