- 01-28-2011, 12:48 PM #2
It's one of the front running requests im sure...i think apple stated before that their issue with it was security holes, but they cant live in a paranoid world forever, people are already growing tired of a constantly tethered state of being with the iPhone, i can't imagine them staying loyal much longer (those on the fence) if they don't implement some plan for wireless updating.
- 01-28-2011, 12:55 PM #3
- 01-28-2011, 03:04 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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I personally don't see OTA updates ever really happening on iOS, AT&T and many other carriers internationally would likely have a fit over people downloading 150-200mb OS files on their 3G networks.
While it's true all of my BlackBerries have the OTA update capability, I've only ever gotten an OTA upgrade once, as the feature is very rarely utilised by the carriers themselves (remember, carriers decide software update released and the channels it's distributed through, not RIM.) which I think speaks a bit of volume to what carriers, in North America at least, think of the technology.
- 01-28-2011, 03:10 PM #5
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- 01-28-2011, 03:21 PM #7
Personally I don't see what the big deal about hooking up the phone to a cable atleast once a day is You would think that it takes three hours for it to happen. I think OTA updates is a nice thing to have but if it's not going to take the 5-10 minutes doing it through iTunes takes will anyone really use it?
- 01-28-2011, 03:24 PM #8
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- 01-28-2011, 08:16 PM #12
I guess because steve jobs says no, you all have to go with it? I see no issue with over the air updates. Perhaps only if they do it in splurts.So many get it now, and so many in a few days.
Same with wireless syncing. I mean its 2011. Why are we still tethered to ourt devices when we sync. we already have wireless charging mats why the need for a cable to sync our data?
- 01-28-2011, 08:36 PM #13
- 01-28-2011, 09:35 PM #14iPhone Newbie
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Wireless charging still isn't all it's made out to be either, While solutions like PowerMat do exist, their requirement to use a receiver case is less than desirable, and the device must come in contact with the charge pad, just like the Palm TouchStone solution for Pre/Pixi, so it's not as "wireless" as it's made out to be by marketing.
- 01-28-2011, 10:14 PM #15
- 01-28-2011, 10:32 PM #16
Each implementation has it's pros and cons. While OTA updates would be nice, security, and slow transfer of the over 600mb when not everyone is on wifi let alone having a solid 3G signal to transfer that on, it could take DAYS to download.
It's more than a viable option for full OS updates, now if only Apple would do patches instead of having to do a full re-flash, that would make OTA updates much easier.
- 01-29-2011, 07:58 AM #17
With Microsoft you ended up with thousands of different machines that all have the same list of problems when it comes to security and performance...where as from Apple, you have a group of less than 10 machines that lead the pack in both categories.
This "jump on tech features first" idea is not what Apple has ever been about, they've always been about making machines that use the good tech features BEST...and when they figure out how to do wireless syncing and over the air updates in a fashion that reflects Apple's reliability standards, THEN we'll see it.
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- 01-30-2011, 04:36 AM #22
Using computer/iTunes will be the way it's done, if it's not broke don't fix it