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

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

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    The last note about files addresses an iOS 5.0 issue raised by Marco Arment.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 Beta: Multitasking Gestures for iPad 1, Battery Life Improvements
     
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    Thank God! Battery has been horrible on my 4s.
     
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    If the release notes are true, this fixes almost every single problem with iOS 5. Nice
     
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    Any idea on when this might be available for us non developers?
     
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    you've got me to thanks, i emailed them yesturday and said i wanted an update so I guess they have delivered on that.
     
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    Agreed! Really glad they're adding this functionality.
     
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    Hmm. Wouldn't this be the first test of iOS 5's OTA abilities?
     
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    That's the one that stuck out for me, glad they're adding this back.
     
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    No, they did OTA updates before from Beta 4 to Beta 5 to Beta 6 or something like that, too bad I can't do OTA with this beta update.

    EDIT: Note to developers, you can apply the 5.0.1 beta update by doing a "Option+Update" in iTunes, no need to do a full restore.
     
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    A few of the betas used OTA updates. They wouldn't use the beta, as they wouldn't know what devices to make it available to. The final version will most definitely be OTA.
     
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    Indeed. It's all good though, I shall look forward to this but won't be installing Beta - I've just got Siri working beautifully for me so shan't be doing a restore to test ;-)
     
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    YES!!! I thought I was going to have to jailbreak again for that option. This makes me super happy! I can finally stop using my cursed home button. :D Now all that needs to happen is delta app updates in the background and a fix to the new Music app (which sucks) and I'll be completely happy with iOS 5. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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.
     
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    There will be no real noticeable battery life improvements with this, or any future release. Trust me.
     
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    They should also address the echo issue with the use of the headphones! There are many people including myself with this issue! I'm already on my 3rd iPhone 4S and all of the replacements I got had this issue including the current one I have now....
     
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    Wait, you mean not every Australian sounds like Crocodile Dundee? :confused:
     
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    umm you always need a jailbreak.. ios is crap with no BJ..:mad:
     
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    ... I lol'd.
     
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    God, THANK YOU. Otherwise they would have never known about this.
     
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    Hmmm, unfortunately there is no mention of photos (camera roll) and camera. From reviewing the Apple Forums, my issue with these seem to be pretty common. Like others, these two built-in apps worked fine initially, then gradually became worse - like as if the problem grew like cancer.

    The issue:

    Some photos / videos are displayed as black or grey boxes (initially, these would be fine upon import into iPhoto - now are not visible by iPhoto at all)
    Camera Roll cannot be viewed - app crashes


    Since yesterday, Airplay decided not to work. I haven't confirmed whether this is an issue unique to my device or shared with others.

    I am using an iPhone 4 and a 'restore' didn't do anything except disorganize my apps layout and folders. In fact, it didn't put my apps back on the initial try.
     

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