579.3 Mb???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Knarl, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Knarl macrumors member

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    I'm downloading the new 4.0.1 OS update now, and I see the obscene file size.

    A question to people who have already updated this new version to their phones - does this update actually take up that much space on your phone? Or does it replace the old OS and therefore not make much of a difference?

    My 16 gb can't take a superfluous 1/2 gig hit, just for a more accurate signal...
     
  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

    D1G1T4L

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    Replaces
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Every update to the iPhone is a complete OS image, not just some patch files. So the OS is being completely replaced each time with a fresh copy.
     
  4. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I've had some smaller updates in the past. Not sure it replaces the complete OS everytime.
     
  5. Knarl thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It always replaces/reinstalls the whole OS.
    They never do partial updates.
    They always have been full size even if its a few lines of code that they changed since last firmware built.
     

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