Apple first launched the iOS 5 operating system along with the iPhone 4S last October. There were at the time many owners complaining of worsening battery life that lead the company to launch iOS 5.0.1. This offered a solution for some but others were still complaining of problems. Apple released iOS 5.1 in beta form quite a while ago, and now we have reports that the iOS 5.1 release could only be a few weeks away.
According to an article over at Your Daily Mac it has been discovered that Apple has published eleven new profiles for a number of iPhone carriers. The files are said to be compatible with iOS 5.1 and are set to be released on March 9th. This could mean that iOS 5.1 could also be released around the same time and be available for a number of the company’s devices.
These include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3G and 4G, and both versions of the iPad. These profiles that were found were intended for carriers in France, Finland, Greece, Japan, and Sweden. Updating a profile on the iPhone it will ensure that the network connection will work as it should once Apple has released iOS 5.1.
Apple usually releases iOS updates around the world at the same time so this may mean that everyone will be getting iOS 5.1 sometime next month. We have reported before that the iPad 3 could be coming during next month, so this iOS 5.1 release speculation seemingly falls in line with that.
Meanwhile it is being reported that the Siri assistant feature will be adding Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, and Russian languages next month. MacRumors are reporting that Cantonese and other dialects are not getting Siri support for the moment.
Currently Siri only has support for English (Australia, US, and UK), French and German. Apple has previously promised that additional support for more languages this year. Chinese support will be important for Apple as the handset is now available in China.
Next month could well be a busy month for Apple if the iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 are released, and we should be hearing soon about any planned event by Apple to showcase the device and software