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Finally Got a Chance to Try Out iOS 5 OTA Firmware Updates – Very Nice


iOS 5 beta 4 has been out for a while now via the iOS Developer Program – but through a series of mishaps and missteps on my part it has taken me longer than usual to get a chance to try it out. Last night I updated to beta 3 (I was behind a whole generation on the betas) and then had the pleasure of updating from beta 3 to beta 4 via the newly-enabled OTA update process.

I don’t have any new revelations on the OTA software update experience. I’ll just say that it is just as good as you would hope for and expect. It was fast and effortless and a damn sight nicer than having to be connected to a PC.

I’ve also found that on the V1 iPad beta 4 is far, far more stable than previous betas (though I missed out on beta 3). All of the apps I’ve got installed on it are running solidly.

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Yikes, Vicious Norah Jones Bug in iOS 5 Beta 2


As you may  be able to see in the screenshot above, there is a rather horrific Norah Jones bug that is running riot in the latest iOS 5 developer beta, beta 2.

It is showing itself in the Music app, in the Artists and Albums sections. There you’ll find that a huge number of innocent artists and albums have been taken over (Invasion of the Body Snatchers style) by Norah Jones. Or I should say by Norah Jones and a Saint Bernard – which is even more shocking, because I have always thought of them as a gentle breed.

Just to avoid nutter lawsuits, please note that this post is only in jest. The issue here is just something to do with album artwork not quite firing on all cylinders just yet (at least for me) in iOS 5 beta 2.

Anyone else seeing similarly terrifying issues in the latest iOS 5 beta?

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