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Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 Beta: Multitasking Gestures for iPad 1, Battery Life Improvements

Apple just released iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers. The build number of 5.0.1 is 9A402.


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

iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.
The last note about files addresses an iOS 5.0 issue raised by Marco Arment.
There’s no longer anywhere to store files that don’t need to be backed up (or can’t be, by the new policy) but shouldn’t be randomly deleted.
The iOS 5.0 policy introduced issues for apps that wished to store offline data. Apple appears to have addressed this issue in 5.0.1.

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37 months ago
Gestures on the original iPad!!!! Alright!
Rating: 32 Votes
37 months ago

umm you always need a jailbreak.. ios is crap with no BJ..:mad:


... I lol'd.
Rating: 22 Votes
37 months ago

Gestures on the original iPad!!!! Alright!


Agreed! Really glad they're adding this functionality.
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago

I wish there was a way to do the update OTA.


Hmm. Wouldn't this be the first test of iOS 5's OTA abilities?
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

Trust me.

No?
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

Yep, even if you might be jk, you're hitting the nail on the head.

Like I said though, the sheep will hate you for life just because you speak the truth.


Of course, instead of addressing the battery issue in Android, Google leaves it up to someone else to create an app to handle it. Or better yet, Android phone makers offer an extended battery to make up for the short coming in Android. Sounds like great solutions to me :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
A shame there's no news yet of an option to delete images from PhotoStream. :(
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

you've got me to thanks, i emailed them yesturday and said i wanted an update so I guess they have delivered on that.


God, THANK YOU. Otherwise they would have never known about this.
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

Gestures on the original iPad!!!! Alright!


That's the one that stuck out for me, glad they're adding this back.
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

Agreed! Really glad they're adding this functionality.

Not adding, bringing it back. Multitouch gestures worked fine on the iPad 1 since iOS 4.3, you just needed (the free) Xcode to enable it with a simple checkbox. Loosing them with iOS 5 made me for the first time consider jailbreaking my iPad.
Rating: 4 Votes

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