It has been just a couple of weeks since iOS 5 got released, and Apple has already started bringing in updates to the firmware. iOS 5.0.1, the first update that fixes some known bugs on iOS 5, is a developer build. Apple developers who are registered with the Standard or Enterprise program can download iOS 5.0.1 right away.
iOS 5.0.1 reportedly fixes the iPhone 4s battery drain issue, which has been plaguing the company’s reputation ever since the device launch. Also, the update brings much anticipated multitasking gestures on first-gen iPad.
We have already shown you how you can enable multitasking gestures on iPad 1 without jailbreaking. Of course, you no longer have to do this tweak after iOS 5.0.1 is released to the public. You can then simply turn on the gestures from the Settings menu on your iPad.
Apart from the above mentioned changes, iOS 5.0.1 also includes some security fixes and an enhanced voice recognition to support Australian users.
Well, if you are wondering why Apple didn’t push the update to public immediately, since it provides a fix for much talked about iPhone 4s battery drain issue, this is the way Apple has always released iOS firmware updates. They first release a Beta version to developers, who after extensive testing, give feedback to Apple. The company then pushes the update globally to all iDevices.
As usual, developers can download iOS 5.0.1 from Apple developer site. Note that, even if you were able to grab iOS 5.0.1 IPSW from a torrent or a file sharing site, you would still need a device registration (UDID) in order to install the firmware on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.