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Apple releases iOS 4.0.1 (and 3.5.1 for iPad)

Apple released iOS 4.0.1 for the iPhone and iOS 3.5.1 for the iPad today -- one day ahead of its Friday press conference.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

Apple released iOS 4.0.1 today for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, one day ahead of its Friday press conference.

What does it do? Not much according to ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. The release notes say that it "Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display."

I hope that the update addresses more than that. What about the proximity sensor and Bluetooth bugs? We'll have a bit until everyone gets a chance to test it.

iOS 4.0.1 is compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 and is available by connecting your iPhone to iTunes and clicking on "check for updates."

Update: Apple also pushed out iOS 3.5.1 for iPad WiFi and 3G iPad models which does slightly more than change the display of the signal bar. According to the release notes:

  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent copy and paste of single-page PDF attachments in Mail
  • Addressed an issue that could cause video playback to freeze
  • Improved reliability of video-out when using iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter
  • Added Bing as an option for Safari’s search field

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