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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1, Now Available For Download [Direct Links]

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Update 1: Do not update to iOS 5.0.1 if you are holding off for an untethered jailbreak.

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 software update in order to address several bugs that Apple says are to blame for the poor battery life some users have been experiencing on iOS 5.0. As expected, the iOS 5.0.1 update also adds a couple of new features including the ability for original iPad owners to use the multitasking gestures and also improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation feature on iPhone 4S.

Below are the official iOS 5.0.1 release notes:

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

• Fixes bugs affecting battery life
• Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
• Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
• Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4S
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The update can be applied OTA by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and tapping on Download and Install. If you’d like a manual restore / update, you can grab the complete firmware (.IPSW) via the following direct download links for iOS 5.0.1.

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