Apple Releases iOS 5.1 For iPhone, iPod Touch And iPad, Download Now
After the announcement of iPad 3 earlier today Apple has just released iOS 5.1 publicly. The story of iOS 5.1 started almost 4 months ago when Apple seeded a pre-release beta 1 build to its registered Apple Developers. Over the course of 4 months Apple has released 3 beta versions of iOS 5.1 in total. These beta builds were released to address some major issues which were first spotted in iPhone 4S and then in other iOS devices running iOS 5.xx. One of the major issues was battery drainage issue which created a lot problems for new iPhone 4S customers. Apple did release a minor iOS 5.0.1 update for all iOS devices and surprisingly two different builds of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S to address the issue but they didn’t change anything.
iOS 5 was more of a “problem child” from day one, iPhone 4S users reported some minor flaws like volume bug, Mail.app and many other. Some of these issues are just iPhone 4S specific but all iOS running iOS 5.x.x are are affected in one way or the other. Today’s iOS 5.1 public build is the refined version of all previous iOS 5.1 beta version and this may fix a lot of bugs.
An OTA update has also been pushed to people who are already kicking iOS 5.1. Those who have jailbreaked their iOS device on iOS 5.0.1 won’t get iOS 5.1′s OTA update .
iOS 5.1 brings new Japanese language support for Siri. With iOS 5.1 you can now delete your picture individually from Photo Stream, as reported iOS 5.1 brings a permanent Camera button your lock screen. Camera app for iPad 2 and iPad 3 has been completely redesigned in this build. Much awaited battery drainage issue fix, I hope it works this time.
Jailbreakers and Unlockers:
We STRONGLY recommend jailbreakers and unlockers to stay away from today’s iOS 5.1 update because Apple has already patched Pod2G’s Corona 5.0.1 Untether exploit in iOS 5.1 Beta 2 and iOS 5.1 Beta 3. If you’re an unlocker than don’t even think about this update. iOS 5.1 is coming out with a new baseband version 4.12.00 which is not unlockable right now. Those who are using hardware unlock solution for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S they should also stay away from this update till further notice.
Download Links For iOS 5.1 IPSW (iPod, iPhone, iPad):
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (Verizon)
- iPhone 4
- iPad 1
- iPad 2
- iPad 2 AT&T
- iPad 2 Verizon
- iPod Touch 3G
- iPod Touch 4G