1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I have the latest ios 7.1 beta and I have the iPhone 5s why is the file so big?

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    03-10-2014 02:24 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have the latest ios 7.1 beta and I have the iPhone 5s why is the file so big?

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    Titanfall is included?


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    03-10-2014 02:26 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have the latest ios 7.1 beta and I have the iPhone 5s why is the file so big?

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    Probably because the changes Apple saw fit to make equates to being that size. You can either choose to update or stick with what you currently have. Right?
    03-10-2014 02:29 PM
  4. acerace113's Avatar
    I have the latest ios 7.1 beta and I have the iPhone 5s why is the file so big?

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    Cause your using a beta release. Those with the 5S running iOS 7.0.6, the update size is 268 MB
    Ios 7.1 is 1.4 GB?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1394477086.194158.jpg


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    03-10-2014 02:45 PM
  5. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Cause your using a beta release. Those with the 5S running iOS 7.0.6, the update size is 268 MB
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    Ahhh kk makes sense thank you updates was just wondering!


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    03-10-2014 02:47 PM
  6. acerace113's Avatar
    Ahhh kk makes sense thank you updates was just wondering!


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    I've seen some people post the same thing on twitter and it's the only thing they have in common.


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    03-10-2014 02:50 PM
  7. Blue Shift's Avatar
    As an aside, it's been my experience in the past that OTA updates are much smaller than updates through iTunes. It's as though OTA does delta updates and iTunes does a full install.

    I've seen some people post the same thing on twitter and it's the only thing they have in common.


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    03-11-2014 06:00 AM
  8. acerace113's Avatar
    As an aside, it's been my experience in the past that OTA updates are much smaller than updates through iTunes. It's as though OTA does delta updates and iTunes does a full install.
    from a non-beta release the OTA update is usually smaller than the full ipsw file, but from a beta release I'm not surprised its larger.
    03-11-2014 10:40 AM
  9. rayz336's Avatar
    As an aside, it's been my experience in the past that OTA updates are much smaller than updates through iTunes. It's as though OTA does delta updates and iTunes does a full install.
    That's what I assume is happening
    03-11-2014 10:46 AM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    For a so called "major update", isn't that kind of small?
    03-11-2014 10:16 PM
  11. meashishnd's Avatar
    its obviously size sure big due to lots of new features and majority fo chages
    03-12-2014 08:13 AM
  12. natasftw's Avatar
    from a non-beta release the OTA update is usually smaller than the full ipsw file, but from a beta release I'm not surprised its larger.
    Delta means change. Basically, he said he believes the OTA updates only modify files that need to change from one version to the next while getting the IPSW pulls the entire package.

    You're focusing on beta when you should simply be comparing OTA vs IPSW. If you're not surprised a beta would be ~5-6 times the size of the non-beta, I'm not sure I'd trust you as a source.
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    03-12-2014 10:31 AM
  13. acerace113's Avatar
    Delta means change. Basically, he said he believes the OTA updates only modify files that need to change from one version to the next while getting the IPSW pulls the entire package.

    You're focusing on beta when you should simply be comparing OTA vs IPSW. If you're not surprised a beta would be ~5-6 times the size of the non-beta, I'm not sure I'd trust you as a source.
    The file size of the iOS 7.1 ipsw for the 5S is 1.43 GB. So the OTA update is pretty much reinstalling the whole OS which is the part I'm not surprised at if you are updating from a beta OS to a finalized OS. To be honest I would actually prefer the whole OS to be reinstalled than updating just the part of the OS that is need if I'm going from a beta version to the final version.

    I'm just going by what I've seen and what I've picked up as common similarities. I agree on the part that the OTA update doesn't need to be that big, but only Apple know why they released the update for beta users the way they did. Apple could of released a small OTA update to finalize the OS but instead went with what looks like a full OS install, they could of forced beta users to restore to 7.1 with iTunes if they wanted to but they went with the full OS install route. I'm not surprised since Apple wanted to make it as simple and as trouble free as possible, I'm more surprised they released an OTA update for beta users to update to the public release. As far as I know they haven't done that before (correct me if I'm wrong though).

    Again I'm just gathering all the info I've seen and this is the only thing that makes sense (at least to me) logically, but I could be wrong still.

    I still would like to know the real reason from a professional though.


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    03-12-2014 11:07 AM

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