iOS 5.0.2 to fix Battery Issues? iOS 5.1 to Add New Siri Commands?
German news site, Macerkopf reported on Wednesday that Apple is currently working on iOS 5.0.2 to address battery life issues in the iPhone 4S. Just last week, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 which worked for some users, but failed to fix the serious battery issue.
iOS 5.0.2 coming very soon, solving the battery bugs. Should arrive before the end of next week. Apple is working hard on the update. In addition Apple ist working on the first big iOS 5 Update (iOS 5.1), bringing some siri-extensions. Also the Siri hardware-control is in work “take a picture”, “make a video”, “switch on/off WiFi”, “switch on/off BT” and more.
Since the release of the iPhone 4S, users have complained that the battery drains out completely in only a short amount of time of actual usage. iOS 5.0.2 is set to be released “no later than next week” and is expected to address any remaining issues associated with the 4S. Apple has not publicly made a comment on the battery issue, aside from the small description in the iPhone software update release notes.
Apple is also reportedly working on iOS 5.1, which is expected to drastically improve Siri integration into iOS. Currently, Siri can complete a range of tasks, from sending emails, and text messages to looking up words, weather, stocks, and even math problems. Apple’s Siri FAQ points out that they are working on bringing additional language support as well as expansion of maps and local search.
The update is expected to improve the amount of tasks that Siri can handle, including commands under Settings. This will allow users to shut of the Bluetooth or turn on Notifications, simply by speaking to Siri.
Macerkopf has revealed a number of rumors over the past several months and with this latest report of iOS updates, it is very likely to turn out as expected. iOS 5.0.2 is expected in the coming weeks, while 5.1 may not be seen until at least late December or early 2012.