It has been two months already since Apple released its latest and greatest smartphone to the world, the iPhone 4S. The new iPhone was met with overwhelming response but as time went on, users noticed one major issue with it. This is of course, the lingering battery drain issue of the iPhone 4S. Today, Apple released a new tweaked build of iOS 5.0.1 specifically for the iPhone 4S, as well as a new Apple TV software.
This tweaked version iOS 5.0.1 is rather mysterious and it is unclear what has been modified in it. But this tweaked version should certainly contain minor enhancement and bug fixes. Could it be that it has something to do with iPhone 4S not being able to recognize micro-SIMs (as seen on this Apple article)? Apparently, there are cases that the new iPhone may have difficulty in recognizing a micro-SIM card which results in the following behavior:
- "Invalid SIM" or "No SIM Card installed" alert appears intermittently.
- Status bar displays "No Service" or "Searching" in a location with good network coverage.
There is no official word from Apple as to what has been fixed with this tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S. But it is likely that the above problem may have been addressed. But those are just speculation on my part.
In addition to that, Apple also released a software update for Apple TV 2, which is now at version 4.4.4 (build 9A406a). As of this writing, there is still no details with regards to this update but as always it is likely to be minor bug fixes. Download both the iPhone 4S and Apple TV 2 software below.