Apple is well known for updating their software whenever there are issues with it. The iPhone 4S is well known for having major battery issues, and Apple has claimed that it was a software issue rather then a hardware issue. You’d think that it’d make sense to update to Apple’s first new software version after iOS 5’s release, but in all honesty, you should not. Here is why.
The Battery Issue Was Not Fixed In iOS 5.0.1
The main point that was supposed to be addressed in iOS 5.0.1 was the battery drain issues, mainly occurring in the iPhone 4S. Many users who have updated to iOS 5.0.1 have claimed that the battery draining issue has not improved for them, and some users even claim that their battery draining has gotten even worse. The other fixes won’t improve anything for you unless you have an iPad 1, in which case, multitasking gestures are added, or you’re Australian, in which case, voice recognition has improved a bit.
The Next Untethered Jailbreak Won’t Support iOS 5.0.1
Along with all of the other updates in iOS 5.0.1, it is believed some security holes that were going to be used in the next untethered jailbreak for ALL iOS devices running iOS 5 were patched. This means that that the jailbreak currently under development will not work. This was confirmed by iOS hacker, MuscleNerd.
So if you’re looking to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 any time soon, your best bet is to avoid iOS 5.0.1 (and later) completely. Got any other questions about the iOS update or iDevice Jailbreaking? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to get back to you as fast as I can.