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iOS 5 to finally bring OTA updates?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 May 2011 12:46

iOS 5 to finally bring OTA updates? According to new reports, iOS 5 may finally bring the ability to receive OTA updates from carriers, specifically Verizon and AT&T.
The two carriers are currently in talk with Apple over how to best make the updates work.

Apple will need to shrink the current size of its updates, say sources, with current iOS 4 downloads topping 500MB.

To get around this, the sources say "we believe that Apple will make the updates much smaller by using incremental patches rather than full OS downloads."

The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be released later this year, possibly September, running on iOS 5 and with a dual-core A5 processor, 3G FaceTime capability, NFC and a better camera. There is also a chance that Apple will redo the form factor.

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