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Apple sends out its first OTA update for iOS 5.0.1-it's to fix the battery and more

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Apple sends out its first OTA update for iOS 5.0.1-it's to fix the battery and more
While it is not exactly like Pinocchio signing "There are no strings on me", it must have been somewhat of a relief for iOS 5 users to receive their first OTA update and not have to plug in that unwieldy USB plug. The update actually brings iOS 5.0.1 to the Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S as well as both versions of the Apple iPad and the 3rd and 4th generations of the Apple iPod touch.

The most important part of the update for many is the removal of bugs that affect the battery life on certain devices, including the Apple iPhone 4S. Other changes include the addition of multitasking gestures for the original Apple iPad and the elimination of bugs for Documents in the Cloud. And for those Australian iPhone users whose phone doesn't understand them, this update should fix that problem as well.

To get the update, Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod users should go into Settings, click on General and then click on Software Update. The device will then ironically tell you to plug in to a power adapter. While the update says it can take an hour to download, Apple iPhone 4S users on Wi-Fi have been able to install the update in 5 minutes.

After you've completed the update, let us know how easy it went for you and what you think of iOS 5.0.1 by commenting in the box below!

source: LATimes

Apple's first OTA update has been sent out

Apple's first OTA update has been sent out


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posted on 10 Nov 2011, 17:28 2

1. _TheGreatIam (Posts: 16; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Adopter!!! lol. I want a power adopter.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 19:08

9. Venuramax (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Power adopter is only for the save battery

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 17:51

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


OTA doesn't seem to be working on my iPad 2.... It is still on v. 5.0 as of this post (I am typing the post on my iPad 2).

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 17:53

3. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


LOL^ I bet he was adapted

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 18:29 1

4. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I'm glad idevice users can finally update OTA. It took a long um..... 4 years I think to get this nice feature. I wish my ipod 80gb could update like this. Hell I wish apple would allow u to sync to more then 1 computer without erasing all my music.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 18:40 6

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Hmmm...at least iOS actually gets updates. Last time I checked most manufacturers stops supporting their Android phones in less than a year...

Let's see how many people can take a joke...

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 18:47

6. bucky (Posts: 1283; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Agreed. If its broke, make the exact same thing with a new ffc!

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 21:03 1

11. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Jeff, that wasn\'t a joke...it was a shot. But isn\'t multi gesture for the iPad supposed to be in this version. Been eyeing that feature for about a year now and I\'m getting antsy. Pretty cool feature so it\'s worth the wait, but com\'on!

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 21:09

13. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Forgot my lol and smiley, so here it is Jeff.

...it was a shot. Lol! :)

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 18:59

7. JLyc1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


OTA iOS 5.0.1 downloaded into my iPod4.....all went smoothly.

OTA .....very fast and easy.....good feature of Apple products.

If Apple is generous enough to update every available technology, eg SIri, to all adaptable sets..... Apple will be unbeatable.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 19:04 2

8. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


why would they, its basically the ONLY thing that makes the 4S unique compared to the 4

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 00:23 2

14. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Um... 4s also has a dual core processor, better antenna, faster internet speeds, and a wayyy better camera with 1080p hd video recording, ect, get your facts straight ^^

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 01:19

15. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yeah, it is. It baffles me why Android OEMs havent figured out how to make a camera that can compare with the iPhone's camera. They're decent cameras but why not go that extra mile?

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 02:45

16. LionStone (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Well hTc cameras have been all over it for a while now.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 03:29 1

17. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I will admit the My Touch camera surprised me, and I'm glad to see the Amaze is about equal. But I would like to see these kinds of improvements across the bord as far as 8MP shooters are concerned.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 04:39

18. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


The camera is made by sony, its the same one thats in the xperia arc s

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 19:29

10. Venuramax (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


what are the improvements for ipad2?

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 21:04 1

12. deckelpc (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Just tried to get the update in the UK OTA to be told i need a wi-fi connection!! Being wi-fi the update is over the internet and nowhere near a real OTA download using your carrier as so many other phone companies do

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 08:35

19. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Pop up came up on my phone yesterday and it let me download and update without asking to plug into a power supply...
Have to say that I am noticing the battery lasting much longer so far!

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