Tweaked iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S released, Apple TV 4.4.4 also

Apple has publicly released two updates today, one a tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users and the other an update to Apple TV, now version 4.4.4.

Apple has publicly released two updates today, one a tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users and the other an update to Apple TV, now version 4.4.4.

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The version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users is build 9A406 and does not have any listed changes from the version of iOS 5.0.1, which was released last month in an attempt to solve battery life issues many people had been complaining about.

According to iDownloadBlog.com, this new update now includes decrypted RAM disks, which essentially means that users can write a script to download iOS 5.0.1 and extract files that one might need to effectively port Siri to another device. This update is particularly interesting for hackers who would like to stay legal while porting Siri.

After the iOS 5.0.1 update last month, users still complained of battery life issues. In fact, many developers claim that the iOS 5.1 beta that has been distributed by Apple is also not fixing these battery problems .

If you are already running iOS 5.0.1 on your iPhone 4S, you will not be instructed to download and install it. You can, however, download it using a direct link, and installing it with iTunes.

To update your Apple TV to version 4.4.4, simply access your settings and choose to update. So far, the only known additions in the Apple TV 4.4.4 update are minor bug fixes and stability updates.

 

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