579.3 MB to change the signal display?

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  1. BraydenJames macrumors member

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    The 4.0.1 update is 579.3 MB for my iPhone 4... That's a gigantic software update for just changing the display of the the bars for the reception, don't you think? Isn't the 4.0 software only like 350~400MB itself? Weird?
     
  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    The entire OS gets redownloaded and reapplied. The iPhone4's OS is bigger than the 3GS/3G 4.0 OS.
     
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    No.

    iOS 4.0 for iPhone is the same size.

    Apple doesn't issue patches, they just issue a complete new OS.
     
  4. english06 macrumors member

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    +1 Well said sir.
     
  5. BraydenJames thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I know you re-download the whole OS each time (which is kinda ridiculous, but oh well). But almost 600MB still seems huge...
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its the same size it was before.
    Did you expect them to make 4.0.1 smaller than 4.0?
     
  7. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Since the iPhone 4 came with iOS 4 installed, most people probably don't realize that iOS 4 for the iPhone 4 is larger than iOS 4 for the 3G or 3GS.
     
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    you did? your thread title makes me think otherwise:rolleyes:
     
  10. pmkoch macrumors regular

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    This
     
  11. BraydenJames thread starter macrumors member

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    ...Well I was basing it off of the 4.0 software for my 3GS which was only like 360MB. I can imagine the 4's software would be bigger, but not that much bigger.
     
  12. BraydenJames thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly. I figured it might be some bit bigger, but that's quite a jump..
     
  13. bababoey14 macrumors regular

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    Yeah taking like 10 mins to download...this is silly. I should have probably not updated.....dang it
     
  14. BraydenJames thread starter macrumors member

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    Where were you able to find the size of the 4.0 software for the iPhone 4? Because I certainly haven't seen it anywhere. I just know the size of the software for the 3GS which is significantly smaller..

    Edit: I just realized I shoulda quoted and replied to all 3 of you in one post.. Sorry about that. >.<
     
  15. OneMike macrumors 603

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    pic?
     
  16. vincenz macrumors 601

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    You're probably just not used to the way they look yet.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, they're both 579mb for 4.0 and 4.0.1 for iPhone 4 models.
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
     
  18. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    If you restored an iPhone 4 in iTunes before this update came out, iTunes would have downloaded the 4.0 software at that size.
     
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  20. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Only once has Apple ever released a patch update for the iPhone, one of the 1.x updates was available both as a full download and as a small patch update of less than 10MB I think. I don't recall which specific version it was.
     
  21. BraydenJames thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh alright thanks. So this was a great update to give me ugly bars. Interested to see what happens at the press conference tomorrow...
     
  22. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Only Apple fans would complain about something that takes up .5% of the screen being "ugly". Especially when they are just rectangles.

    :rolleyes:
     
  23. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, but on top of all the other great reasons to own a Mac or an iPhone, aesthetics do help. My first comment to a friend that updated to 4.01 and posted a pic on twitter was "Wow! That is hideous!" I'm not updating b/c I don't need my signal bars to be all that accurate and I don't want to chance screwing up a future jailbreak for the iPhone 4 when it finally gets released.
     
  24. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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    and what phone do you have? havent tweaked the look to make more appealing to you?
     
  25. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Does this update anything other than the signal bar display? If not, I won't bother. I already only use the -dB display. That was never inaccurate.
     

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