German blog Macerkopf claims it's heard directly from an Apple software engineer that iOS 5.0.2 "should arrive before the end of next week" and will address remaining battery issues that have affected some iPhone 4S units even after the recent 5.0.1 update.
Macerkopf also claims that a larger update (which the blog assumes will be iOS 5.1) will come with updated commands for Siri that will allow users to access hardware functions via voice commands. Currently Siri gets apologetic when you ask it to do things like take a picture or turn Bluetooth on/off, but Macerkopf claims these commands will be added to Siri in the 5.1 update.
Although Macerkopf hasn't supplied any direct evidence for its claims, this rumor still sounds plausible. Apple obviously wants to address any remaining battery issues as quickly as it can before the media decides to spin another "-gate" controversy out of it, and adding basic hardware commands to Siri just makes good sense.
Rumor: iOS updates to address remaining battery issues, add new Siri commands originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.