Apple has begun seeding iOS 5.0.1 to select end users to begin battery testing, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Specifically the early release of the iOS update is going to users who explained battery issues to AppleCare after the release of iOS 5 earlier this fall.
9to5Mac also reports that the iOS 5.0.1 update brings improvements to Siri for Australian users as well as several other bug fixes and multitouch gestures for the original iPad. Apple Store employees are also being briefed on the situation and are instructed to tell customers to wait for the iOS 5.0.1 update instead of replacing the device.
The battery issues with the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 were compounded when security expert Charlie Miller revealed that iOS 5 has a critical security hole in the Safari app. The issues with iOS 5 even prompted CNET Blog Network writer Rick Broida to publish a wish list for the iOS 5.0.1 update.
Broida's list includes two more bugs: a "mute" bug, reported by CNET's Erick Mack, and an apparent upgrade bug that wipes the Camera Roll, an issue Broida's mother experienced. Needless to say, many are anxiously anticipating the arrival of iOS 5.0.1. With end users getting a crack at testing the battery, it should be available for the masses shortly.
What's on your wish list for iOS 5.0.1? Let me know in the comments!