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What’s new in iOS 5.1.1

7 May 2012 2,152 views 3 Comments

apple updates iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mobile operating system with fixes for 2G and 3G bugs, AirPlay playback, Safari bookmarks and reading list, purchase bug, HDR lock screen

Sweating the small stuff is what this Apple mobile operating system update is all about or, “ah-boot,” as my hoser friends say. Actually, I don’t have any friends on the more polite and culturally adept side of Lake Erie.

However, if I did, they would most certainly say iOS 5.1.1 Update is here, available and comes to market with a fairly shortlist of changes baked in:

• Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
• Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
• Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
• Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
• Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase
• Requirements: An iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad or 3rd/4th generation iPod touch running iOS 5 or later
• To apply: Go to Settings > General > Software Update

iOS 5.1.1 also comes to market with security content, which includes patches for a URL spoofing issue, cross-site scripting attack and the ever popular “unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution” problem — knowledgeable folks say the URL spoofing vector is the most serious.

That said, I applied iOS 5.1.1 Update via Apple’s PC Free (a.k.a. other the air) feature to the original iPad, two 4G iPod touches and iPhone 4 under my care — happy to report all went well.

And, there was much rejoicing…

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