1. ckalli's Avatar
    Will iOS 6 be an OTA update? from 5.1.1 ?

    or would we need to download a 700mb ipsw.. if its ota it would be a good time to go back to stock 5.1.1 from my jailbreak.
    08-30-2012 11:27 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    i do not believe it will be OTA
    08-31-2012 12:14 AM
  3. BParker4381's Avatar
    I thought it was going to be. I did not think, since iOS 5, you need a pC to update.
    08-31-2012 01:36 AM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    It should be OTA, yes. iOS 5 brought the OTA capability to the device, so now in theory every update can be OTA.
    08-31-2012 04:45 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    my apologies. i believe when going from 5.1.1 to 6.0 will need to be done via computer. but all the delta updates are available OTA

    i could be wrong..?
    08-31-2012 05:30 AM
  6. Timhewitt's Avatar
    This is the first major update we have seen since we have had the OTA option. It will be interesting to see if it's supported, since the stated benefits of OTA and iCloud backup were to eliminate the need for a computer...
    08-31-2012 06:31 AM
  7. dloveprod's Avatar
    I think it will be OTA.
    08-31-2012 08:14 AM
  8. Exxod's Avatar
    My bets are on OTA.
    08-31-2012 08:16 AM
  9. jimpilot's Avatar
    OTA is how I think it will come to us.
    08-31-2012 12:16 PM
  10. dmt316's Avatar
    I read somewhere a while back that for major release it would be done via computer. Only the . updates would be ota. Can't cut the cord if 6 is not ota. Guess we will find out soon
    08-31-2012 12:28 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    This is the first major update we have seen since we have had the OTA option. It will be interesting to see if it's supported, since the stated benefits of OTA and iCloud backup were to eliminate the need for a computer...
    this makes sense, hopefully that is the end result. thanks Tim
    08-31-2012 12:58 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    The idea of iOS 5 was PC free so yes it should be OTA.
    08-31-2012 01:25 PM
  13. BParker4381's Avatar
    my apologies. i believe when going from 5.1.1 to 6.0 will need to be done via computer. but all the delta updates are available OTA

    i could be wrong..?
    I think it will be OTA but I do see your point.
    08-31-2012 03:15 PM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    I am going with plugging into update. I do recall them saying point updates were OTA when they released 5.0 and 6 isn't a point update. Who knows. Doesn't matter to me because I will be starting from scratch. I just have to back up my game saves first.
    08-31-2012 04:11 PM
  15. dublex's Avatar
    Hopefully it's an OTA. They may try to restrain it to Wi-Fi only in a future 5.0 update just so people don't mistakenly go over their data caps.
    08-31-2012 08:52 PM
  16. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Hopefully it's an OTA. They may try to restrain it to Wi-Fi only in a future 5.0 update just so people don't mistakenly go over their data caps.
    I can definitely see it being wifi only. Downloading the beta took my computer 2 hours, so I would not even attempt it over 3G even if it were an option.
    09-01-2012 02:29 AM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    am i the only here that still prefers to update via ipsw file? and as new most of the time
    09-01-2012 05:15 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It should be OTA, yes. iOS 5 brought the OTA capability to the device, so now in theory every update can be OTA.
    That is my understanding as well.
    09-01-2012 06:19 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    am i the only here that still prefers to update via ipsw file? and as new most of the time
    No, you are not. Although, OTA updates have worked well for me and are very easy to do, I still prefer connecting to iTunes a starting as new and I plan to do the same when iOS 6 drops.
    09-01-2012 06:22 AM
  20. sherlock's Avatar
    Either way I have Update Hider installed so I'm good.
    09-02-2012 12:07 AM
  21. Peligro911's Avatar
    No need to update my iPhone should have 6 pre loaded lol
    09-02-2012 02:31 AM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    I can definitely see it being wifi only. Downloading the beta took my computer 2 hours, so I would not even attempt it over 3G even if it were an option.
    Installing via computer will most likely require you to download the full .ipsw file which tends to be huge. However, doing OTA has always been a delta file containing just the code to update the existing iOS version to 6.x... so that said, depending on Apple's motivation and the potential size of even the delta file, it may require a full .ipsw file via your computer.
    09-02-2012 06:29 AM
  23. ckalli's Avatar
    i was hoping for an OTA update.. 700mb is going to take me 6hrs on a 512k
    09-03-2012 09:51 AM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    i hope the GM is OTA too
    09-05-2012 01:14 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    i hope the GM is OTA too
    They weren't last year. Have a feeling it won't be again this year. Since GM is official, I don't think it will allow beta to official OTA.
    09-05-2012 01:28 PM
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