Apple Acknowledges Battery and Caching Issues, Posts iOS 5.0.1 Beta

Apple Developer Connection

Moments after acknowledging the iOS 5 battery life issue, Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 Beta 1 to developers.

Change list:

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
  • Contains security improvements

It's nice to see, amongst other things, that Marco Arment's concern for Instapaper may well have been addressed in this update, also:

iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.

Here's hoping.