iOS 5.1 download links now live

Following today's new iPad and Apple TV announcements, we now have download links ready to go for iOS users!

Hopefully this time around, Apple finally nails down the nagging battery life issue that has plagued iPhone 4S users since the phone's release last October. Japanese users will also have the opportunity to make Siri their virtual butler.

The most visible new change is a new "slide for camera" feature, as seen below:

The over-the-air update weighs in at roughly 189 MB, and contains this nifty changelog:

- Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout) 
- Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream 
- Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation) 
- Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces 
- Redesigned Camera app for iPad 
- Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers 
- Audio for TV programs and films on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer 
- Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30-second rewind for iPad 
- Addresses bugs affecting battery life 
- Fixes and issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

Direct links to iOS 5.1 for your device are available below:

As a reminder, starting from iOS 5.0, you can initiate the update via your device. Here's how.

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htcz said,
And we dont get this when a build of Android comes out because..............?

Because not all devices use the same OS. Some are limited to 2.x, some 3.x and a few 4.x

i think that they got the battery issue resolved with the 4s. i still have 100%, i mean by mid morning and i am normally at around 80% and i did not even use my iphone.

belto said,
i think that they got the battery issue resolved with the 4s. i still have 100%, i mean by mid morning and i am normally at around 80% and i did not even use my iphone.

Yup, seems like standby battery life is much better now. It's been about 3 hours 30 minutes of standby, about 20 minutes of usage, and the battery meter still registers 100%.

Though the battery meter does have a tendency to stay at 100% much longer than the rest of the scale.

Well just after midnight all went thru smoothly, it took about 15 minutes for my ipad 2 and iphone 4s together.

belto said,
I still cannot connect to their servers, i will try again tomorrow or later tonight.

Same here!! It's really annoying me!

Just updated mine in 10minutes and im not on a great internet connection (7mb)

Seems fine, i really like this camera button its gonna come in so handy at work, and i hope the battery is improved (4S)

WarioTBH said,
Just updated mine in 10minutes and im not on a great internet connection (7mb)

Seems fine, i really like this camera button its gonna come in so handy at work, and i know the battery is improved (4S)

It took 16 minutes to download the update at 1.53Mb/s (highest available speed in my area); it should have taken you 3.6 minutes to download. So, if my math is correct, it's a ~6.4 minute install. Does that sound about right?

satukoro said,
It took 16 minutes to download the update at 1.53Mb/s (highest available speed in my area); it should have taken you 3.6 minutes to download. So, if my math is correct, it's a ~6.4 minute install. Does that sound about right?

Sounds abit right yea to be honest, admittedly i went for a poo while i done its thing, im sure it was no longer than 10mins though, it was done when i came back.

Can users report if their battery life is any better? I'm interested to see if this actually fixes the battery problem.

mattATX said,
Can users report if their battery life is any better? I'm interested to see if this actually fixes the battery problem.

Will need to give it a while to see if it has any effect.

There is one bug that I hope to see fixed: if I leave the phone charging overnight, and the wifi radio is on, the device drains to 92% even though it's plugged in. It doesn't happen if it's just the 3G radio on.

bbfc_uk said,
Think the servers are getting rammed as these links don't work at the moment.

Confirmed; I can't resume the download I temporarily paused - so that I could finish the OTA update, which worked.