It has been a while since we have heard news about the iOS 5.1. If anyone can recall, the iPhone 4S (or iOS 5 in general) has experienced some serious issues that significantly reduced its battery life. But Apple was quick to address the issue which is why iOS 5.0.1 was promptly released. But even with the update, reportedly the battery issue still persists for many users. iOS 5.1 looks to finally eliminate the battery issues once and for all and it now currently on its third beta. But when will it be released?
According to a report by BGR, the Cupertino company has recently published eleven new profiles for various iPhone-operators that potentially indicates the release of iOS 5.1. The files that was published include references to iOS 5.1 with the possible launch date of March 9th, which could mean that a firmware update will be released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The new profiles are intended for operators in Japan, France, Greece, Finland and Sweden and this helps ensure network connectivity once the update is applied. There have been speculations that iOS 5.1 will be released along with the unveiling of the next-gen iPad, which is said to be released during the first week of March. Below is the screenshot of the said code of the operator profile:
Launching a firmware update along with a new hardware (iPad 3) seems to be plausible because it is a standard practice for Apple. So a March release for iOS 5.1 doesn't seem so far-fetched. As with every new firmware released, users who are now enjoying the iOS 5.0 / 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak will want to avoid iOS 5.1 once it is rolled out. Especially, when the Corona untethered exploit has reportedly been patched in iOS 5.1. Stay away from iOS 5.1 until a new jailbreak comes out. [via BGR]