What's so great about the upcoming 5.1 update?

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  1. wildonrio macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I'm not sure I get it. A 5.0.x update is for bug fixes while a 5.x update is supposed to add features, right? I've been reviewing the 5.1 update notes and it looks like only bug fixes with the exception of new wallpapers.

    Anyone else confused as to why they are calling it 5.1 instead of 5.0.2?
     
  2. Senex macrumors member

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    It might be the "big" fix of patching the exploits used by the latest untether.

    Big JB begets big fix?
     
  3. BlackTofu macrumors member

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    I think it's just a bug fixed package, and developers need a new bug to jailbreak it.
     
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Maybe they'll introduce a feature in later betas.
     
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  6. jomarr macrumors member

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    I hope they'll fix the slow syncing and the constant freezing of itunes when adding songs.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Not necessarily.
     
  8. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    And the disappearing iPhone after it's done syncing. For me it just suddenly vanishes from iTunes and then I get the error "iTunes could not find this iPhone." :confused::confused::eek:
     
  9. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

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    That's usually the way it goes... 4.1 was a big update last year with GameCenter, HDR, Ping, uploading videos to YouTube in HD quality. The betas for 5.1 aren't showing anything major other than being able to take pictures out of your Photo Stream on your device, but that doesn't necessarily mean they won't be added somewhere down the line. And if the reports are right that 5.1 won't be released until the iPad 3 is announced then they have plenty of time to incorporate whatever they're planning into 5.1
     
  10. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    All I want out of it is better battery. Just an hour more of usage time on my 4S would make me so happy.
     
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    +10,000

    I can't believe people don't complain about this, it's a beta software type of error one of those that piss you fnk off.
     
  12. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    There was a rumor not far back that siri would get some additional functionality in 5.1 like asking to turn on/off bluetooth or wifi.

    I guess we haven't seen that in the betas of 5.1?
     
  13. jomarr macrumors member

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    Wow that's messed up. I have an ipod touch so I don't the problem about that but I really hope all the bugs will be fixed since they are very irritating :eek:
     
  14. TyShawn macrumors 6502

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    That bug happens over my iPad 2aamd iPhone 4, I too hope it gets fixed.
     
  15. mattburley7 macrumors 68020

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    there has got to be some more new features coming its been awhile since we saw a new beta.. where is beta 3?
     
  16. Gyrene macrumors newbie

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    As some have mentioned, iOS 5.1 will include some additional Siri updates to allow more functionality across the device. It will also improve iCloud in a few ways, most notably allowing the deletion of photos from the PhotoStream on the device. Also some updates for users syncing with Microsoft Outlook to help improve battery life.
     
  17. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Oh and another wtf, I was updating a game. And I'm not really sure what happened, but the game didn't update properly and I lost my save data.

    Now I have to start FF3 all over again. AND I was near the end.

    I wish they had an app data restore functionality where you can restore it to the last backed up state for that specific app.

    I've already submitted the feature request to Apple. Maybe... one day....

    And this would be great if you want to uninstall an app for some reason but then reinstall it at a later date with all its previous data still there.

    I suppose a dev could implement this with iCloud storage but it would be awesome if it were universal and automatically included with every app as part of iCloud backups.
     
  18. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    Same here with me! Glad to know i'm not the only one. They really need to fix that.
     
  19. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    I want iOS 5 to fix the low memory crashes and plug the memory leak. With iOS 4.3 when I first booted my iPod I had over 150 MB of free memory. With iOS 5.0.1 I only have about 30 MB free after a reboot. This is why Safari crashes and apps that use to never crash now crash.
     
  20. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    I'd probably just wait for the 4S jailbreak... not updating to 5.1 it's not worth it, all I've seen are just random bugfixes, battery is still the same.
     
  21. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    This so ****ing hard.
     
  22. Davvido macrumors regular

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    Almost forgot - we'll be able to remove single photos from the Photo Stream... :cool:
     
  23. 5aga macrumors 6502

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    Siri upgrades and being able to individually delete photostream pics is enough for me,
     
  24. DankNugz macrumors regular

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    There aren't any known Siri upgrades coming in 5.1.

    So far the only new stuff in 5.1 is the photostream update, the battery fix, and other smaller bug fixes. There is always a possibility that new features will become known as we get closer to the 5.1 release
     
  25. SgtP3pp3r macrumors member

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    I read in some post in some blog in some site somewhere (redmond pie) that there is rumor going round that Apple might be introducing Siri functionality for the iPad 2 on 5.1, and would be announcing it in their Apple event scheduled for early February. Would be cool wouldn't it, haven't read any of this from beta testers, but a man can hope :D
     

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