iOS 5.0.1 Seeded to Developers, Apple Confirms Fix for 'Battery Life' Bug

Apple has just pushed the iOS 5.0.1 (9A402) to developers, bringing along with it battery life fixes, multitasking gestures on the original iPad, improved Voice recognition for Australian users.Among other things, Apple on Wednesday said in a statement to All ThingsD, that "A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on […]

iOS 5Apple has just pushed the iOS 5.0.1 (9A402) to developers, bringing along with it battery life fixes, multitasking gestures on the original iPad, improved Voice recognition for Australian users.

Among other things, Apple on Wednesday said in a statement to All ThingsD, that "A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices." "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."

Apple declined to comment beyond the statement.

iOS 5.0.1 (9A402) Beta

Here is the list of the iOS 5.0.1 beta 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.

Also, note that the iOS 5.0.1 beta, has a security fixes for "Smart Cover" bug. "It appears that Apple has fixed the issue by not allowing the iPad 2 to go to sleep by way of the Smart Cover closing while on the power off menu," reports 9to5mac….

As you can see in the video, a Smart Cover can essentially unlock an iPad 2. The person who unlocks your iPad 2 will not have complete access to your iPad, but will be able to gain entrance to whatever you locked your iPad 2 on. If your iPad 2 went to sleep in Mail, Safari, Messages, Contacts, or Maps, you can imagine the sorts of personal information that can be viewed on your iPad. If you left your iPad 2 on its Home screen, the person can view which applications you have on your device, control media from the multitasking bar, but not much else.