Apple delays release of iOS 5.0.2 due to memory leaks?

Apple delays release of iOS 5.0.2 due to memory leaks?
Speculation that Apple would release iOS 5.0.2 this week has been replaced by a new report from German web site Macerkopf.de that the software release has been put on hold because of memory leaks in the code. The release was designed to improve the battery life on the Apple iPhone 4S, and to help fix some bugs on the phone and on Documents in the Cloud.

The battery fix is expected to give Apple iPhone 4S users 10 hours of active use. Apple's own information reveals that the handset should get 200 hours of standby time, up to 8 hours of 3G phone calls, as much as 6 hours of browsing time and 10 and 40 hours of video and audio playback respectively.

Macerkopf.de hasn't had a perfect record with its forecasting of Apple events. Earlier this year, the site predicted that Apple would introduce iOS 5 and a newly updated MobileMe at an event in early April, but Apple did not reveal the OS update and iCloud until June at WWD. According to Macerkopf.de, Apple is putting iOS 5.0.2 on hold because it doesn't want to release the software and then rush out iOS 5.0.3 to make minor repairs so soon after rolling out iOS 5.0.2.

source: Macerkopf.de (translated) via AppleInsider

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55 Comments

1. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Apple sure takes the time to make sure everything works good from the get-go unlike crappy android. ICS bleh! it's already having problems and this was supposed to be the "GREATEST most ambitious of them all- the one that unites everything" HAH laughable. Nexus galaxy is a POS and android is BLEH at most.

4. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Do me a huge favor and stop posting.

5. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

u made because I spoke the TRUTH

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Haven't been here long huh? I am definitely an Apple guy, but I hate people who try to incite flamewars for no reason. Although I prefer Apple, you're trashing a remarkable OS without any real proof. Also, you leave yourself open for people to trash iOS on the same terms...so...there's that.

8. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

wow jeffdaBEAT which part of what I said was not the truth? the old hag wag GPU the bug ridden ICS the miserable camera and do apple not make sure of their stuff gets polished??? why don't you do yourself the favor and STFU! and don't be so angry life is harder that way

32. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

You're casting a pretty abrasive attack against Android. Two things need to be a prerequisite before posting comments such as the last few. 1) An individual needs to possess a finer knowledge of Google's Android OS and.... 2) An indivdual sure as better know far more about Apple through its 30 year existence. If there is a lack in both standards, this means even an opinion on the subject, becomes anemic in relevance. A strong knowledge of any of these two operating systems and their respective history,, would be far better in elevating any real informative credentials that an individual may have. So, until you can create a logical debate based on facts, it would be wise to forego any further posts of adolescent nature until the above requirements can be presented. John B.

33. OldHAG

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

STFU please

16. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Dude, Android maybe "remarkable", only because it is 90% stolen from iOS.

22. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Theres no stealing, linux is open source, just like unix......hope you catch my drift.

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If you think its 90% stolen from iOS....you clearly havent used or even seen an Android phone or the OS.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it is a sad sad day when jeff, one of the "apple side's" most respected and well versed posters gets trashed by some idiot troll for simply trying to keep a level of respect on here. AL, jeff is right. you need to just say goodnight.

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

troll!

10. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Ur name is GALAXY-S and i'm the troll LOL here's a thumbs down for you

15. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

This article is about an iOS update. It has nothing to do with Android whatsoever. What you said is off-topic and is a sad attempt to start a flame war. I'm with JeffdaBeat. Please go away.

34. OldHAG

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

this is a community where people can express themselves if you don't like it how about you GO AWAY?

40. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Hello! You must be tacos mom. Welcome! We value all opinions here at phonearena. Please continue your worthless posts, they make the actual posts seem THAT MUCH BETTER. Thanks for your continued support, CC

45. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Right. You can express yourself. I\'m not saying you can\'t. However, discussions at the bottom of articles are generally related to the article. His was off-topic, trolling, and obviously trying to start a flame war.

23. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

your name is applelover ! yea your def a troll

36. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Truth needs facts. You have failed to present any. Instead, you took a jab at Jeffdabeat, who in all reality, is one of the largest of Apple supporters. This means you not only negated your opinion of Apple Vs Android, but also shows you never took the time and reviewed the history of PhoneArena's most prominent forum posters. John B.

9. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

if apple is so perfect why is there a need for ios 5.0.2?? why didnt it jus stay at ios 5 ??

12. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It's called improving one self not releasing a bug ridden OS on a POS phone like the nexus a claiming it to be the GREATEST

13. Markee

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You get some sense graditute out of drawing lines in the sand and saying yours is better. Its a phone...really? You taking your stand on saying this and that over a phone? I garantee if you do have a boyfriend or girlfriend, it showers once a week. Just a gut feeling. I do believe that most folks are looking for the best value vs the life of technology spanning over a 2 year contract.

18. SleepingOz unregistered

yeah like IOS 5.0.1, right?! Stupid troll!

19. SleepingOz unregistered

But oh, am I wrong or ios 5.0.1 was an EPIC FAILURE?

26. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

So wait....You bashing android for having ONE bug after being released for a week in an apple article about a bug in apples iOS over a month after release?....I'll take a scarce volume bug over battery bug

39. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Comments like this genuinely make me sad for this site.

48. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Amen to that.

42. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Antenna-Gate. Battery life of iPhone 4S. I didnt wanna feed the troll, but just had to remind him. He seems to have forgot.

54. iLikeiPhones

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Dude, i enjoy iPhones but it's people like you that make android people hate us. ICS is incredible, who cares what OS you have or what company you buy from.... You should be able to respect each OS for what its worth.

2. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Obviously you are looking to start a flame war. Your message may be bigger than mine ... but I bet you I'll get more thumbs up ...

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