Apple has released a free update for the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, both iPads and recent vintage (3d and 4th gen) iPod Touch models. How's it working out for you?
The iOS 5.01 update promises to fix bugs affecting battery life, adds multitasking gestures for the original iPad, resolves problems with document storage in the cloud, tackles a recently uncovered security breach and - hold on - improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation. Yer wit me so fah, mate?
Out of the gate, I can say it was a pleasure to perform the update via Wi-Fi, and pretty quickly, rather than having to do a lengthy, hardwired computer download which would have completely rebuilt the operating system. That's a major advantage of the new iOS5.
While the fixes are just hours old, some early bird commentators at 9to5Mac have already reported their 4S' battery is running out faster than before the update. How could they have determined this so quickly, one might ask. Over at The Startup Foundry site, some 4S updaters are claiming their phone no longer recognizes contact names when calls or texts come in.