Not the most exciting bit of news, but I’m also here for handy hints and tips too you know.
The new update, version 5.1.1, is all about removing bugs the original iOS contained. “Well, obviously”, you’re probably sneering at the computer screen, but the bugs it fixes aren’t all you hoped. It improves the reliability of options such as syncing safari bookmarks and reading lists, and using the HDR option when taking photos from the lock screen shortcut. Not too exciting (told you…). You’ll notice battery life and Wi-Fi upgrades aren’t in the list of fixes. Bet the 3rd Gen iPad users won’t be happy about that…
My main piece of advice through the grapevine is not to update through iTunes, do it through the device (Settings > General > Software Update). The difference is pretty big, for example, the file size for the first Gen iPad is 726.1MB on iTunes but only 42.3MB through the iPad itself.
The upgrade will be released on Monday for the iPhone 3GS, but iPad users (all generations) and third- and fourth-Gen iPod users will have to wait a wee bit.
So, I hope you like it when I wear my Useful-Information-Hat, and remember – don’t use iTunes and don’t stop the upgrade part the way through (just look up the horror stories).Tweet