iOS 5 gets first update – fixes battery life issues

iOS 5 logoApple has released its first update to iOS 5 since the operating system was released last month.

iOS version 5.0.1 fixes a number of issues with the platform that had blighted performance. Perhaps the biggest improvement is a battery life fix, meaning devices running iOS 5 stay charged for longer. Other changes include fixes to document sync with iCloud, enhanced voice recognition for Australians, and the addition of multi-touch gestures for iPad 1 users. iPad 2 owners will also be pleased to hear that the notorious Smart Cover hack is now patched.

For a detailed breakdown of the security content of the iOS 5.0.1 software update check out Apple’s log here. The new iOS update is available for free via iTunes.

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