4.0.1 twice the size of any other update thus far?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Idleratchet, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Idleratchet macrumors newbie

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    I noticed when I updated this afternoon that the file size of 4.0.1 was about twice the size of any previous update. Did anyone else notice this? Why was it so much bigger?
     
  2. gregnauman macrumors regular

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    They sent out a whole version of the OS instead of just as patch.
     
  3. goobot macrumors 603

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    i guess that report of that guy downloading a huge 4.0.1 early was true
     
  4. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Any update of the iOS is the who OS, not just a patch.
    iOS 4.0 sizes (don't know about 4.0.1):
    3G: 292MB
    3GS: 377MB
    iPhone 4: 579MB
     
  5. Idleratchet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gotcha. But why was it a whole version? It seems like it would have just been an update for the signal strength. I haven't noticed anything different besides the bar size.
     
  6. draz macrumors 6502a

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    File size of iOS 4.0.1:

    iPhone 3G..... 305mb
    iPhone 3GS... 378mb
    iPhone 4....... 579mb

    Found via looking at file sizes hosted on Apple servers linked on: http://ios.e-lite.org/
     
  7. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's better to release an OS with the update integrated rather than have it stick onto the OS as a patch. It allows them to keep the OS size around the same.
     
  8. kuaiyouming, Jul 15, 2010
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