Apple working on both iOS 5.0.2 and 5.1

Apple working on both iOS 5.0.2 and 5.1
Reports have said that Apple is hard at work both on iOS 5.0.2, which aims to keep fighting the nagging battery issues that users have, and also iOS 5.1 which looks to add new features to Siri.

The report comes from German-language technology blog Macerkopf.de which claims to have information received from an anonymous Apple software engineer. The report says that Apple is not only working to fix persistent battery issues with iOS 5.0.2, but is working towards the first major update with iOS 5.1. According to the source, iOS 5.1 may introduce new features to Siri including taking pictures or recording video, or toggling WiFi or Bluetooth on and off. 

There is no timetable for either update, but as always, we'll let you know when things happen. 

source: Macerkopf via BGR

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48 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple dont forget to work on the iphone5...

2. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Now that I dropped a few hundred $$ on cases for the 4S I'm hoping for no reason to upgrade for a few years. lol

6. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

wait. you did what exactly? and why?

40. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

"a few hundred $$ on cases"!? You might have well just bought a back up iPhone instead of spending it on protecting the one you have.

3. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

I'm sure iOS 5.1 will be out before Christmas time, no doubt in my mind.. lol. Apple's always prompt when it comes to firmware rumors... :)

5. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Anything is better than Android. I waited more than 6 months after Google released any updates only to get horribly buggy and crap-ware infested updates from Verizon.

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

unfortunately some carriers can certainly corrupt the android software code with their own modifications and bloatware,only thing you can do is complain,only sim free models can be truly safe from this but some carriers are more guilty than others

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Welcome back andro. How was your vacation?

23. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Soothing,relaxing and also a few night of celebrations with friends,must say it was class stuff!

4. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Apple should take a look at the condition based actions on the Moto Razr too. I would love to set up rules for the phone to perform based on various inputs. - Turn off wifi when gps says I'm leaving the house - Go to airplane mode when I enter a predefined poor coverage area (like my work), etc..

8. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it is a great idea. im sure we'll see this coming to many devices in the near future.

7. Mojobobo

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

"AIMS to keep FIGHTING", nothing said about rectifying or eliminating the battery issue.

9. AngusNG12345

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

every os-maker obviously always tries to fix and improve their platform. not worth reporting

30. berniecalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

every phone manufacturer obviously always releases new versions and models of their phones. is that not worth reporting? these new firmware versions for the ios are similar to the firmware updates for android from the cupcake to ice cream sandwich, sometimes significant upgrades, sometimes not. regardless, people will always be interested in them.

47. AngusNG12345

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

fair point, but these updates are too insignificant. Things like 5.0.2 can be reported when its actually released instead.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

If they could now work on the dropping calls and 'silent calls' issues facing loads of iphone 4s it'd be handy and we'd not have so many complaining customers in our shop!

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well good morning.. .ladies and gentlemen.. we have the 1st troll.. please give him a round of applause and ... show him the door....

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I've tried to show many such complaining customers the door today but we if we could get away with that we'd have somebody hired for just that job alone!!

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Andro how come in your shop you have all these unhappy Apple customers and everywhere else iPhone has the best customer satisfaction ratings? You're trolling.

22. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Even if the iPhone does have the best customer satisfaction ratings that doesn't change the fact that a lot of people ARE experiencing the issues he described with the iPhone4S.

24. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Those who answer the customer satisfaction ratings are generally those who are continually on apple boards and wear the apple tattoo on the forehead and reply to these surverys,those instore daily are quite the opposite,most haven't heard of these surveys and don't know where or how they could respond,infact most surveys given to them are carrier based these days for carriers to try keep their custom Most are not only angry at the network carriers for not supporting them against apple but also that apple does not acknowlege their phones obvious truobles. The 'silent calls' fault of iphone 4s is quite real and many iphone 4s have been returned so far which we have had to sent to apple for dead on arrival testing to swap out for new phones. The 'silent call' issue for outgoing calls is quite a widespread issue and although Phonearena strangely hasn't picked up the story yet it has been reported on many many other websites as well as apple forums being undated with reports and complaints of it. Perhaps phonearena hasn't posted it yet in fear of anger from apple fans and flame wars!!

31. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I would believe you. if you can show me proof.. other than your trolling opinion.. ?...

33. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Customer info is never divulged in public ;)

35. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Why is his opinion considered trolling?

38. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

because he's obviously lying. According to him 40% of iPhones are returned and the iPhone 4S is not selling well. This is the exact oppossite of all the data available.

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ok this is why... "troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."

45. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Looks like cc has been trolled lol

13. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

GOOD. Because I plan on getting it, soon.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Something tells me that persistent battery issues with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S won\'t go away until Siri stops calling home every few nanoseconds.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

What is with all of these f*cking back-slashes PA!?

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