A report covering the widespread audio bug on iPhone 4S handsets suggests that developers testing Apple’s latest iOS betas have encountered the same problem.
A growing thread over at Apple Support Communities hosts roughly 110 pages of complaints regarding the so-called Audiogate, and Apple is yet to respond to these cries, both verbally, and technically.
There is no word from the Cupertino giant on when there will be a fix, and developers testing iOS 5.1 betas internally have reportedly encountered similar issues.
According to a report by AppleInsider, the newest iOS build currently in beta testing by registered Apple developers “also reportedly doesn't address the situation.”
It is unclear what developers have encountered in their testing that would indicate that the problem persists. However, if the problem is software-bound, this means Apple can fix it. If hardware is the culprit here, a recall may be in order.
It is very important to note that iOS 5.1 may be a tough nut to crack, so to speak, as developers may have several major bugs to try and iron out.
For example, we never heard of any fix being issued for battery drainage on the iPhone 4S. This problem should still be at the top of Apple’s priority list, right next to security.
Apple registered developers are currently testing the second beta of iOS 5.1. While the bug squashing continues, Apple may well release an incremental iOS 5.0.2, perhaps even a 5.0.3 build to the public, addressing these problems one by one.
A tweet from Chronic Dev Team member (hacker) Pod2g posted late December said: “A4/A5 users, don't update to 5.0.2 when it's out, that would cut your jailbreak possibilities.”
Whether or not Pod2g had any inside knowledge of a new test build being handed to developers, the hacker recently gave everyone the green light to update to iOS 5.0.1 as his untethered jailbreak for A5 devices is almost complete. A4 device owners can already use the cordless hack.