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senttoschool

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Apple really needs to either write more complete list of improvements or figure out a way to give us updates without requiring so much time wasted.
 
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Apparently Apple pushes out the entire OS image with every update, instead of just the files that have actually changed. It's incredibly wasteful and I can only advise that you submit feedback about it.
 
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ssmed

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Apparently Apple pushes out the entire OS image with every update, instead of just the files that have actually changed. It's incredibly wasteful and I can only advise that you submit feedback about it.
Looking at the blurb for the next OS version, this might change. When you consider people that have limited download capability, the current policy is awkward, if not unsafe in rural areas with slow and intermittent broadband connections.
 
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Looking at the blurb for the next OS version, this might change. When you consider people that have limited download capability, the current policy is awkward, if not unsafe in rural areas with slow and intermittent broadband connections.
I think there was something about "faster updates" in the blurb for 11 or 12 too, and it didn't happen. With Apple, I'll believe it when I see it...
 
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Steve121178

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Apple really needs to either write more complete list of improvements or figure out a way to give us updates without requiring so much time wasted.
What time are you wasting? Do you sit there watching it? If so, then wtf lol, obviously, but just kick it off to download and reboot when you are not using your computer. It's really not an issue.
 
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chrfr

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Apple really needs to either write more complete list of improvements or figure out a way to give us updates without requiring so much time wasted.
Yes, it would be nice if updates went faster, but there are more detailed notes here:
and here:
 
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