Can Apple force your iPhone to update?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AVR2, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    A friend in the UK who's just bought an iPhone says that it updated to the latest software without him having to do anything. Can Apple actually force an iPhone to update against the user's will? Or is it like the iPod, in that you can choose whether to manage it manually or automatically?

    I've been tempted to get one and hack it to work with my local provider, but I won't bother if I can't avoid it being bricked by future software updates.
  2. macattack87 macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2007
    your friend had to of clicked on something by mistake

    the phone wont just update like that

    theres people with 1.0.2 or earlier out there
  3. MrMoose1892 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2007
    UK iPhone's came preloaded w/ 1.1.2

    hence why that is the latest update for us over here in the US... The main chunk of this update was for international support :p ; therefore iPhones overseas would not come w/ any earlier firmware versions ;) , and since 1.1.2 is indeed the LATEST firmware out there, they could not possible 'auto' update to anything newer even if that was possible w/o user input :D

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