It appears that Apple has been doing its homework for the reported battery life problems that users of iOS 5.0 have been seeing. As Apple has just let the cat out of the bag that it is aware of the problems, a new seed of iOS 5 has been sent to developers stating that it includes a fix for the battery life.
The rest of the update is pretty inconsequential, with security improvements and some bugs for Documents in the Cloud, but there’s one major thing that stands out:
“Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad”
Apple also appears to be fixing an issue that has hit a few users when it comes to the caching of files. You might have heard the discussion about “Cleaning…” and the deleting of cache. Developers can now, according to the 5.0.1 release notes, “specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations”.
Essentially the problem was that the device w0uld clear out cached files in order to fix low storage problems. But in doing so, many people found that content on their Instapaper and other similar apps was missing.
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