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iOS 5.0.1 now available for download (Updated)

The first update to iOS 5 is now available for download. iOS 5.0.1 has been released, and will be making its appearance on your iOS devices shortly.

To install the update, launch the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap General, and then open Software Update. If the update has made it to your part of the world, you'll be able to do an OTA (over-the-air) update of your device without resorting to the old method of syncing it to your Mac or PC.

Here's what Apple says the update will do for your device:

iOS 5.0.1 Software Update

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

• Fixes bugs affecting battery life
• Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
• Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
• Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Products compatible with this software update:

• iPhone 4S
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Update: Here are direct links for downloading the update if you're anxious to get the jump on the iOS 5.0.1 update (courtesy of Macstories.net):

iOS 5.0.1 build number 9A405

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 GSM
iPhone 4 CDMA
iPhone 4S
iPad
iPad 2 (also iPad 2 AT&T and iPad 2 Verizon)
iPod touch 3rd gen
iPod touch 4th gen

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