Apple has been on a roll this week with software updates, seeding iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers and iTunes 10.5.2 to the masses. Now the company has just released two more software updates for iOS devices.

The first is for the Apple TV 2, bringing the device to iOS 4.4.4. The update appears to just contain minor improvements, as no new features have been discovered yet. And the second is for the iPhone 4S.

No, it’s not iOS 5.1. It actually just appears to be a slightly tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1. The build number shows up as 9A406, which is slightly different than the original 5.0.1 release (9A405).

Whatever the changes are, they’re obviously not major ones. Users already on iOS 5.0.1 aren’t seeing the new software. But if anyone on iOS 5 or lower goes to download the firmware they’ll get the new build.

MacRumors believes that it has something to do with the international iPhone 4S launch tomorrow. There’s also the chance that the update includes security fixes, so jailbreakers who aren’t already on iOS 5.0.1 should be cautious.

We’ll keep you updated.

For the folks that have downloaded the above-mentioned updates, have you noticed any changes?

  • should i upgrade it?

  • José A. Gómez Coria

    Apple just did that because the untethered is coming!!! upgrade to 5.0.1 and stay there!

  • I’ve got both versions..I hope the old one still works ..might just try and find out..

  • My 4S can’t get this over OTA, nor does iTunes think there’s an update available.
    Is Apple screwing with me?

    • Anonymous

      Users on 5.0.1 alr won’t be able to see it. Only those on ios 5 and below will see it.

  • I’m staying on iOS 5.0

  • Anonymous

    So basically, can we jailbreak if we were to update to this version.

  • I was able to download 9a406 from apple directly and it is sitting in my downloads but how do I use itunes to install it on my iphone4?