iPhone 5 Release Date: iOS 5.0.1 to Fix Battery Issues in iPhone 4 and iPad 2
The much anticipated iOS 5 update announced by Apple will reportedly fix security issues with iPad 2 and the battery life issues found in the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
The update, which was previously made available to developers, is slated to be released in the coming weeks.
Users of different Apple products reported different problems with the iOS 5 software, prompting the update.
Users of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 reported battery-related issues when switching to iOS 5. Battery life decreased drastically in the phone models.
Users of the iPhone 4S reported the iOS 5 switch fixed the battery issues it previously had.
The update should keep the benefits to some models while fixing the new issues of others, ITProPortal reported.
Users of the iPad reported security concerns once switching to iOS 5. The iPad 2, with a smart cover, could be entered without a password, 9to5Mac reported.
The updated iOS 5.0.1 will reportedly fix the security glitch.
The operating system was released in mid-October. It added more than 200 new featured to the existing operating system in an attempt to make sharing information between Apple platforms easier for users.
Problems were at that time reported with the downloading of the product, which caused users to wait several hours for the new iOS 5. Reports of battery issues and security glitches followed shortly after.
The iOS 5.0.1 beta previously released to a limited test-market proved successful in fixing issues on both devices, ITProPortal reported. The new iOS 5.0.1 will the same as the beta version but distributed en masse.