Apple on Thursday issued IOS 5.0.1, an incremental update for the iPhone, IPad and IPod touch that addresses a well-publicized bug that resulted in shorter battery life.

The update is now available to all users through ITunes, and will also be made available for download as an over-the-air update.  In addition to addressing battery life issues, it also brings new multi-touch gestures for multitasking to the first-generation IPad.

The full list of fixes in IOS 5.0.1 according to Apple, are:

*Fixes  bugs affecting battery life

*Adds multitasking gestures for original IPad

*Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud

*Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Credit:  Apple Staff Apple Insider