iOS 5.1.1 Update released twice?

Last Friday, Apple released an iOS update for the GSM iPhone 4, dubbed the iOS 5.1.1 update (GSM only).

What’s strange about this update was that no official statement over what it is supposed to “fix” for iPhone 4 units has been released, along with the fact that a previous iOS 5.1.1 update had been released last May 7, leaving many to wonder why the most recent update still remains to be numbered as the iOS 5.1.1 update.

The May 7 iOS 5.1.1 release was geared to address HDR photo-fixes and fixes for AirPlay-video issues.

Reports from The Next Web tell of how a tweet from infamous iH8sn0w (iPhone hacker) shares that the GSM iPhone 4 update of the iOS 5.1.1 was subtlety released, without any of the fanfare most iOS updates are known to come out with, which basically makes last Friday’s iOS 5.1.1 release as an update release – kinda like an update of the update, if that makes any sense to you.

Users of GSM iPhone 4 users can readily update their mobiles via the built-in iPhone Software Update feature/portal, after readily and physically connecting the mobile to a computer with iTunes installed.

Given that there hasn’t been an official statement over what last Friday’s iOS 5.1.1 fixes, it can be assumed that additional fixes were included over the previous May 7 release, though what exactly, is unsure as of writing.

Reports tell that a number of parties have already gotten ahold of Apple, requesting for a formal list of fix details, for users to assess the necessity of installing it over their current GSM iPhone 4 software builds.

We’ll be jotting down those fixes once details regarding them turn out.

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