Apple: iOS 5.0.1 to fix battery life issues, lets Siri understand Aussies

Users have been complaining endlessly on Apple's support website that the iPhone 4S has massive battery shortcomings ever since the launch of the device, and the company has finally responded to those complaints by announcing iOS 5.0.1, which will drop in "a few weeks."

The Verge reports that Apple released a statement, admitting the problem but downplayed it:

"A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," [and] "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."

Of course, they didn't say exactly what the bugs were, but they have released the update to developers today. The changelog says that 5.0.1 includes:

iOS 5.0.1 beta 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 
  • Contains security improvements
Nothing exciting to see here, but it's good to see the company responding quickly. Here's hoping that the "few weeks" won't be too long.
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