Apple iOS 5.0.1 Seeded to End-Users for Testing

November 9, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The iOS 5.0.1 software’s two beta versions are already distributed by Apple among developers. The Cupertino-based company is now setting out to seed the software update to many of its end users through AppleSeed.

This new update is expected to bring in enhancements to the Siri voice engine as well as look into the battery life problems that many users have complained about. Those who are involved with the testing of the new iOS build will not have the privilege of reverting back to their old version after upgrading.

But once Apple officially releases the final patch, they can upgrade to that. Moreover, Apple Store employees have been advised by the folks from 9to5Mac on how to deal with customers who are complaining about their batteries.

The employees received a memo, which we got here on a screenshot. It says:

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. If you are helping one of these customers, follow standard procedure to rule out any hardware issues with the device. If no hardware issues are found, let the customer know that Apple has found a few bugs in iOS 5 affecting battery life and Apple will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

So, having said that, are you one of the participants testing out the new software build?


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