Recently we told you all about how Apple admitted there was a problem with iOS 5.0 and planned to fix battery draining issues, but what else would you like the software update bring to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch?
We think that iOS 5.0 brought plenty of new features to the iDevices, therefore we are not looking for new ones. Instead we are looking for fixes, UI tweaks and other general improvements, however before we get started here is a breakdown of what the iOS 5.0.1 beta is said to address:
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
iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.
Obviously it is nice to see that voice recognition, security and battery-related issues are being addressed, also original iPad owners will happy see the addition of multitasking gestures, but we are sure our readers will have more ideas as to how Apple can improve its mobile platform.
One problem which we would love to see resolved was initially reported by 9to5Mac, basically there is a major flaw where someone can unlock the iPad 2 running iOS 5.0 using the device’s smart cover and without having to enter a password. This exploit does not give the user full access to the iPad, but it is security vulnerability none-the-less.
As you can see Apple has admitted that Siri’s Australian voice recognition is not up to scratch, but we think Siri on the whole could do with a substantial update. This could improve speech recognition in other regions across the world and allow UK consumers (and others) to take advantage of Siri’s navigation-related features in the same-way US iPhone 4S owners can.
These are just a couple of quick ideas we had, but hopefully you guys have ideas which you want to share with us, if so leave us a comment below with your iOS 5.0.1 change list suggestions.
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