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Apple has announced that it is working on a beta version update of its iOS 5 operating system named iOS 5.0.1, which is intended to address a number of problems being experienced by iOS 5 users of late.

These include battery problems with its new iPhone 4S, which we reported on at the end of last month. According to AllThingsD, the company achnowledged in a statement that a small number of customers had reported problems on the iPhone 4S.
 
“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks,” elaborated Apple.

However, this isn’t the only issue plaguing iOS 5. According to the International Business Times the update will further address problems relating to syncing documents with iCloud, and address a security issue whereby the iPad 2’s passcode could be bypassed via a Smart Cover vulnerability.

Additionally, some improvements are also onboard the software update, such as enhanced voice recognition on Siri and multi-gesture support for the iPad 1.   

Unfortunately though we don’t know as yet when the software update will be officially available. 
 
Despite some disappointment from users that the iPhone 4S was announced rather than the highly anticipated iPhone 5, this doesn’t seem to have dampened its sales that much. The Cupertino based company revealed recently that it had sold more than four million units in the three days after its launch last month. 

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