Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 publicly for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1 and iPad 2. Prior to this public roll out of iOS 5.0.1 Apple released two beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to Apple’s registered developers only.
An OTA update on iOS 5.0.1 has also been pushed to iOS 5 users, this is the first OTA update for public iOS 5 users because it was announced back in iOS 5 beta 4 and at that time only Apple’s registered developers had access to iOS 5 Beta versions.
iOS 5.0.1 is pretty much similar to iOS 5 but it brings a lot bug fixes which also includes a fix for battery drainage issue which was reported in iPhone 4S. Another great feature which is introduced in iOS 5.0.1 is Multigestures for iPad 1. iPad 1 owner had to jailbreak their devices in order to get Multigestures on them but iOS 5.0.1 for iPad 1 brings multigestures with it which means you don’t need to jailbreak your iPad 1 to get them.
iOS 5.0.1 also brings improvement in their all new personal voice assistant Siri for Australian users.
WARNING: People who rely on Unlock should stay away from iOS 5.0.1 update.
WARNING: People who jailbreak their iOS device should also stay away from iOS 5.0.1 update.
Many jailbreaking experts have already warned that jailbreakers should stay away from iOS 5.0.1 update. Yesterday pod2g also warned jailbreakers that they should not update their iOS devices to iOS 5.0.1 if they want an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.
Today MuscleNerd also warned iOS device users that they should not update their iOS device to iOS 5.0.1 because they won’t be able to downgrade them easily. Downgrading iOS 5.0.1 to 5.0 is NOT as simple as it was for previos iOS build. iPhone-Dev team warned about this back when iOS 5 was in Beta testing phase.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!