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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

mrboult Avatar
141 months ago
Gestures on the original iPad!!!! Alright!
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ravenvii Avatar
141 months ago
umm you always need a jailbreak.. ios is crap with no BJ..:mad:
... I lol'd.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
delawn Avatar
141 months ago
I'm definitely happy that they're adding multitasking gestures back to the iPad 1. No need for a jailbreak now.

Now, can they PLEASE fix the Safari crashing issue on the iPad 1?! That one's the most infuriating, as I actually added multitasking gestures using a modified version of redsn0w that doesn't apply a jailbreak.
umm you always need a jailbreak.. ios is crap with no BJ..:mad:Thanks a lot. I told my wife that my iOS needed a BJ and now I have the imprint of an iPhone on the side of my head.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oiuh151 Avatar
141 months ago
Gestures on the original iPad!!!! Alright!

Agreed! Really glad they're adding this functionality.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmChimera Avatar
141 months ago
Trust me.
No?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TG1 Avatar
141 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?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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