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  • Over the Air iOS Updates



    Another feature that is likely to be confirmed for iOS 5 next week has leaked. Automatic iOS application updates over the air.

    A MacRumors user noticed the following change to Apple's App Updates screen:

    Or if your device has Automatic Download enabled for apps, your updates will download to your device without having to sync.
    The page, which pops up when you ask iTunes to check your app library, has already been altered by Apple with the discovered text removed. Luckily MacRumors was able to capture the above screen capture before Apple removed the text.

    What the sentence does confirm is a new setting that doesn't currently exist. Users can only manually update or sync their apps through App Store on their devices. Hopefully this means Apple will include over the air updates for iOS as well, and finally make wireless syncing a possibility.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Over the Air iOS Updates started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. reopeadres's Avatar
      reopeadres -
      Over the air, jailbreak fixes??
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by reopeadres View Post
      Over the air, jailbreak fixes??
      Right?! I'll be sure to leave that one disabled.
    1. FleetGeek's Avatar
      FleetGeek -
      I don't see this leading to wireless sync, but automatic updates would definitely be welcome. Hopefully we'll have a decent notification system soon that will let us know it's happened too!
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by reopeadres View Post
      Over the air, jailbreak fixes??
      No matter what Apple can build, there will always be smarter people out there that can tear it down. I have a feeling there will always be a jailbreak scene, no matter what measures Apple dreams up to counter it.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Apple has went back and changed this to remove that line.
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      Interesting... I didn't see this one coming so soon.
    1. SkyMuffin's Avatar
      SkyMuffin -
      This title is a little misleading, since the screenshot in question talks about app updates, not iOS updates.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Over the air takes too long and can be disrupted by low quality signal strengths...not sure if i care yet....YET
    1. Ryry506's Avatar
      Ryry506 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Over the air takes too long and can be disrupted by low quality signal strengths...not sure if i care yet....YET
      True but who said you had to do it at once you could update everything before you goto bed or when your busy and know you won't be on your phone for awhile.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Another way to un-jailbreak your idevice!