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iOS 5.1 Beta for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Now Available for Download [Developers Only]

The launch of the iOS 5 was overall a success but while it bring a lot of new features to the table, Apple's latest mobile operating system also seemingly brought a nasty problem. Ever since iOS 5 was released, users who upgraded are claiming to experience significant amount of battery drain. Apple attempted to address the issue by releasing iOS 5.0.1 which did fix the battery woes for some users but not all was fortunate. Now in light with this situation, Apple has released iOS 5.1 Beta to developers.

iOS 5.1 Beta
iOS 5.1 Beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now seeded to developers. However, there isn't much information available about this firmware release. Although it should be safe to assume that one of the main issue that is addressed in this release is the battery drainage. As stated above, the battery drain problem is still an issue for some iOS 5 users which clearly indicates that there are more than just one contributing factor to the problem, a fact that Apple is quite well aware of.

As always, if you care about your device's jailbreak, it would be wise to stay away from iOS 5.1 Beta. Specifically, if you want the much coveted iOS 5 untethered jailbreak, you should definitely stay away from iOS 5.1 Beta. iOS 5.0.1 allowed Apple to possibly plug many of the exploits for an untethered jailbreak. As of now, an untethered jailbreak course is not yet available but whenever it will arrive, it will be for the iOS 5.0. If you are a registered developer and you are not into jailbreaking, then it should be ok to update to iOS 5.1 Beta.

In order to become an iOS developer, all you have to do is to pay an annual fee of $99 and that's pretty much it. If you become an iOS registered you will of course have access to early firmware builds and software, as well as other development tools and documentations. Individuals who are thinking of developing for the iOS or those who are dedicated fans of iOS in general should definitely sign-up. Just go over to Apple's iOS Dev Center to register an account.

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    Aegides9 years, 10 months ago

    Is it worth updating? i mean did the battery problem fixed for real this time? they also claimed they fixed it in 5.0.1 and i may have lost my chance to untether but this battery thing is killing me

      Pramod9 years, 10 months ago

      Nothing can be said until the public version of iOS 5.1 out. Lets hope Apple fixes it atleast this time. So far, iOS 5.0 fares better than iOS 5.0.1 IMHO.