Apple iPhone 4S handsets’ owners have been experiencing problems regarding the battery life issue. Apple engineers were contacting iPhone 4S owners and recently announced that "we have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks". As promised earlier, Apple has released a new build of its iOS 5 beta firmware to iOS developers to port it on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The new version Apple iOS 5.0.1 beta version brings (with the new build number 9A402) a set of improvements and fixes, including the fix for battery life issue. The iOS 5.0.1 beta supports iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM), iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA). iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G devices.
Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta Features:
# Fixes bugs affecting battery life of iOS 5 running Apple devices.
# Addition of Multitasking Gestures for original iPad.
# Unspecified bugs with Documents in the Cloud are being addressed.
# Voice Recognition improvisation for Australian users using dictation.
# Security improvements.
# Addition of a new feature for developers to specify key files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.
One major thing of this beta release is the addition of Multitasking Gestures for original iPad device.
Apple iOS 5.0.1 beta is available to download for developers right now from Apple’s Developer website. But here we are providing direct download links of iOS 5.0.1 (.bmg files) for your pleasure.
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPhone 4S.
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPhone 4 (GSM).
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPhone 4 (CDMA).
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 3GS.
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPad (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G).
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPad 2 Wi-Fi.
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM).
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA).
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPod touch 3G.
# Apple iOS 5.0.1 Beta for iPod touch 4G.
Please note that this update of iOS 5.0.1 beta has an expiration date. According to a popular iOS 5 hacker iH8sn0w’s Twitter feed, iOS 5.0.1 beta will expire on December 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM. Later, you won’t be able to use iOS 5.0.1 beta on your iDevices and you should update it to the official public release before Dec.14th, otherwise your device would be unusable.