iOS 5.0.1 Released To Users, Promises To Solve Battery Life Issues

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Apple has just released their first update to iOS 5 to users, and it promises to, among other things, fix the bugs that were causing rapid battery suck for some iPhone 4S owners.

Earlier this month, Apple finally acknowledged that there was a problem with the battery life of the iPhone 4S, after users had been complaining about the issue since launch day. The battery problems ranged from small and almost unnoticeable to gigantic - 20% loss in less than an hour.

Apple blamed the battery issue on a few bugs within iOS 5, and it's thought that the main bug had to do with the constant pinging of servers to update location (time zones). After saying that they were aware of the problem, Apple released the iOS 5.0.1 update to developers.

Early testers of the update were pretty positive on the fixes, saying that they dramatically improved the longevity of the charge.

And now it's officially available for users.

Along with the bug fixes to improve battery life, the update restores multitasking gestures for the iPad. There's also a little help for our friend down under - Siri will allegedly respond a little better to the Aussie accents.

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