Apple Seeds Developers Second iOS 5.0.1 Beta

On Friday, Apple released a second beta version of iOS 5.0.1, which indicates that the company is working as fast as possible to get to a public release. The newest build available for developers is known as “9A404,” and can be downloaded from Apple’s developer site or over the air on a device already running iOS 5.0.1.

The first iOS 5.0.1 beta was originally released on Wednesday, with a few minor problems. Some developers were not able to activate their iPhones and iPads when updating to the beta software, and issue that has been resolved.

Apple is eager to release iOS 5.0.1 in order to fix flaws in iOS 5 that are causing battery life issues for some iPhone 4S users. The changelog for beta two is not available yet, but beta one of iOS 5.0.1, 9A402, included the following improvements:

  • Bug fixes for battery life
  • Bug fixes for Documents in the Cloud
  • Improved voice recognition for Australian users
  • Security improvements
  • A way for developers to specify files that should remain on the device, even in low storage situations

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  • Regret upgrade to 5

    Arrrgh what about the crash in applications and laggy-ness going on with other devices. I’d love to go back to iOS4 on my iPod Touch (4) – loads of crashing, esp in Safari. I really hope that it isn’t due to the fact that 5 is too heavy for our limited RAM.