iOS 5.0.1 update: Imminent release

Apple have had a few problems to deal with as of late, one being that of Google’s new Gmail app on Apple devices and the fact that its been pulled due to subsequent problems, the other being that of the battery on the new iPhone 4S handset. Since the new smartphone arrived officially on the 14th October, many consumers have been complaining about the battery and how it seems to run down with just one day’s use, on some occasions, users have had their device on standby.

With Apple forums being inundated with customer complaints, we asked just yesterday whether the Cali company had recognised the problem and if and when they would be rectifying it. Today, we can update you that the new iOS 5 OS, seen to be the root of the problem, has seen a beta version 5.0.1 of the software to developers in order to fix the potential bugs and its release is now imminent.

Now as Mashable reported, 5.0.1 will help fix bugs affecting battery life, resolve any bugs with documents in the Cloud, add multitasking four-finger gestures for the first generation iPad tablet, improve voice recognition when using dictation (particularly for those in Australia), and lastly improving security.

In a brief statement from Apple they said, “iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.”

What are your thoughts on the new beta version?