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Owners of the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and 5th generation iPod Touch have good news coming their way, thanks to a new software update from Apple. The company launched iOS 8.1.1 this morning, a small release for iOS devices.

According to the release notes, iOS 8.1.1 includes bug fixes and other improvements. In addition, it also comes with upgrades specifically targeted at improving the performance of iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 – devices running Apple’s A5 processor that saw a fairly significant performance drop with the initial upgrade to iOS 8.

IMG_0041Those performance boosts may help Apple draw more users onto iOS 8, which has seen slower adoption than iOS 7 before it.

It’s a fairly small update on my iPhone 6, clocking in at only 64 MB. Users who still haven’t upgraded to iOS 8 will have a significantly larger update to install, though.

As always, it’s possible that something could go horribly wrong with one of these updates. Before installing anything, I’d strongly recommend that users make sure they have a current backup of their device, and that they only update at a time when they’re prepared to troubleshoot any problems.

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