Apple has released a new beta of its operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Developers can download iOS 5.1 beta from the Apple developer portal.

The list of changes isn’t all that informative, but the latest version of iOS appears to add some new voice dictation features, fix some bugs, and squash some security holes. It’s likely that Apple has also been working on bugs that have affected battery life for some users, although it’s not yet clear whether iOS 5.1 will deliver better battery life.

If you have a jailbroken device you’ll probably want to hold off on updating to iOS 5.1 until the iPhone Dev Team confirms that you can use redsn0w or a similar tool to jailbreak the new operating system.

via 9 to 5 Mac

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