Apple has released its first update to iOS 5 since the operating system was released last month.
iOS version 5.0.1 fixes a number of issues with the platform that had blighted performance. Perhaps the biggest improvement is a battery life fix, meaning devices running iOS 5 stay charged for longer. Other changes include fixes to document sync with iCloud, enhanced voice recognition for Australians, and the addition of multi-touch gestures for iPad 1 users. iPad 2 owners will also be pleased to hear that the notorious Smart Cover hack is now patched.