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Apple update - working for you?

Apple released a free update for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the iPads and recent vitnage (3d and 4th gen) iPod Touches yesterday. How's it working out for you?

Apple update - working for you?

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.

So how's it going with your Apple re-coring?

Jonathan Takiff Daily News Columnist
About this blog
Jonathan Takiff covers all manner of high tech gadgets – and the entertaining stuff you play on them – for the Philadelphia Daily News, philly.com and the McClatchy Tribune News Service. Reach Jonathan at takiffj@phillynews.com.

Jonathan Takiff Daily News Columnist
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