Apple's AppleSeed program has started sending iOS 5.0.1 to select users, as well as to developers, to test the battery life, activation issues and multi-tasking on the original iPad. Apple expects to release the update to all users within the next few weeks [ h/t 9to5Mac ].
"A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," the program states," the internal memo states. "...Apple has found a few bugs in iOS 5 affecting battery life and Apple will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."
In addition to improving battery life, the update should fix activation issues, multitasking gestures on the original iPad, and resolves bugs with documents in the Cloud. When iOS 5 first launched, users reported brick phones following installation, in addition to activation issues.
iOS 5.0.1 is available to developers as an over-the-air update
Internal memo to program participants admits that bugs in the iOS 5 software have affected battery life.