Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1 to developers, brings gestures to first-gen iPad

Apple has seeded the beta for the next minor version of iOS to everyone in the Developer Program. With this update, they acknowledge a battery issue and bring the very useful multitouch gestures to the first generation iPad users.
The official changelog from Apple mentions the following changes:
  • 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.
This update does not seem to be delta at this time (you need to download the whole thing). It may also not be available over the air currently. There is no word about when it will be available to everyone. If you are a dev, you can grab your copy here: