Apple today released the final version of iOS 5.0.1, its first update to iOS 5, after a brief beta period last week. The patch's main focus is a battery life problem affecting a number of iPhone 4S users, as we reported last week

The update also adds multitouch gesture support for the original iPad, resolves some unspecified issues with Documents in the Cloud, and improves voice recognition for Australian users. The update also addresses a security hole that was publicized last week, through which an iPad 2 with a Smart Cover could have its passcode lock bypassed, giving nefarious people partial access to the data on the device. Lastly, the baseband firmware in the iPhone 4S was updated from version 1.0.11 to 1.0.13. For a full list of security and feature fixes, Apple has made detailed release notes available.

iOS 5.0.1 is avaiable for all iPhones 3GS, 4, and 4S, all iPads, and the third and fourth-gen iPod Touches. It is available through iTunes or as an over-the-air update for all current iOS 5 users.

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  • loledit - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Check the website, no mention of iPhone 3G Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Maybe my ipoop will last for more than 2 hours of use and 2 days of standby. I'm really sick of spending more time trying to micromanage all the sources of battery drain than actually using the thing. Using an ipoop is like playing a game of frickin starcraft. Reply
  • name99 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Then sell it on eBay and get a phone that will make you happier. Reply
  • steven75 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    2 days of standby... Are you saying you're awake for 48 hours straight? Not sure why else you can't charge while sleeping. Reply
  • Exodite - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Whether that is good or bad depends solely on the usage scenario.

    I'm getting up to 11 days out of my smartphone, with a similar usages scenario I'm pretty sure only getting 2 would be quite frustrating.

    Which the 2 hours of active use seem to imply.
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  • Guspaz - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    I charge it every night, but if it's advertised as lasting 200 hours on standby, it should do more than 48. Reply
  • elmostreet78 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    I have to press sometimes 3 times to get back. Anyone having the same

    problem? Anyways I also found this video if anyone finds out what it is please shed some

    light on it...look like a transparent keyboard?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayq86laTL_k
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  • solipsism - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - link

    Any retesting of the battery and networks after this update? Reply
  • neothe0ne - Monday, November 14, 2011 - link

    Anyone know if these battery life issues affect the new iPod Touches on iOS5? Reply

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