Update: After about a week of iOS 5.0.1 being out there are still mixed reviews on the battery life. Lots of people are still complaining that their battery life has gotten even worse. I have updated my iPhone 4S and do see a let down as my battery life has gotten slightly worse. It is still alright but could be better. Apple is still investigating the problem and expects to have it fixed soon…….fingers crossed!

Apple today released their first update to iOS 5 which is iOS 5.0.1 build 9A405. Its only a minor update to the mobile OS to (hopefully) fix the iPhone 4S poor battery woes. The update is released a week after the developer only release of the update.

The update is more than just addressing the battery issues though. In addition, it enables the multitasking gestures for the original iPad (go to Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures to activate them). It also fixes the smart cover security flaw recently found, resolves bugs for documents in the cloud, and improves voice recognition and diction for Australian users.

To update you can connect your iOS device to iTunes and click on “check for updates” in the info page or just do it over the air (OTA) directly on your device by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Note that OTA updates may not be available for everyone immediately. If so, wait a little bit as things begin to propagate.

Full Release Note and Info right from iTunes:

So we are curious to know what you guys think of the update? Does it help your battery  for any of you iPhone 4S users? Does it not make a difference? Tell us in the comment section below!