Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1

Apple has just made the final build of iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) available to the public. The update is obtainable either by downloading the full iPSW in iTunes or by using the over-the-air update utility found within iOS 5′s Software Update preference panel in settings. Please note that the over-the-air update is only showing up for a few users at the moment, but keep checking and let us know in the comments when you are able to use it. Also, OTA updates are delta updates, so it won’t take as long to download. Check past the break for some important changes and direct links.

iOS 5.0.1 brings multitasking gestures to the original iPad, fixes battery life bugs, resolves bugs with documents in the cloud, and improves voice recognition for Australian user using dictation. A full list of changes can be found in iTunes prior to downloading the update.

Direct links, via MacStories:

If you find any additional features in iOS 5.0.1, then please let us know in the comments!

UPDATE: We’ve successfully been able to get the delta OTA update to appear on one of our iPad 2s. If you still don’t see it, keep trying and it should show up soon.

Update 2: iOS 5.0.1 also fixes the major security vulnerability that hacker Charlie Miller found last week. You can once again feel fully secure while using your device.

Post a response / What do you think?