While developers have been playing with 5.0.1 for a little while, it seems Apple has updated a few regular users' phones as well, 9to5mac reports. These appear to be via the AppleSeed program, and Apple is testing with those who have reported battery issues after 5.0 updates.
Additionally, Apple has sent a memo to Apple Store retail employees about the battery issue. It essentially says to tell users to wait for the software update, and it'll get fixed. Read the full memo at 9to5mac.
iOS 5.0.1 appears for some non-developers, Apple issues retail memo about battery issues originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.