Delta Updates

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by adityashah1989, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. adityashah1989 macrumors 6502

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    Is this new iOS 5 feature exclusively for iOS software updates only or for App updates as well? If it is why aren't developers applying it?
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Only for iOS updates.
     
  3. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know whether the iPhone will automatically notify users of an update (like on the Mac), or if we'll have to manually check?

    I have several relatives with iPhones who are "normal" users (not fanboys). Most of them weren't even aware of iOS 5 until I told them.

    Or if the phone itself won't notify users, maybe the carrier should send out a SMS.
     
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    With the iOS 5 betas and OTA updates, I don't personally recall receiving any notifications about new updates however I may not have waited long enough (I generally downloaded them as soon as their release was reported by MR). I do recall, however, reading in some thread on here that one person did receive a notification. Can any other devs chime in on OTA update notifications?
     
  5. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    In the beta I got a notification and a badge on the settings icon.
     
  6. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know this too. All i know is that if you check on your notification sounds, there is one called "update". Now i dont remember if that one has always been there or not but i've never heard it before. It sounds nifty.
     
  7. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Okay, cool. That's very similar to what I recall reading in another thread. I must've just downloaded mine to quickly after they were released. Thanks.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I suspect that once they do it out in the 'real world' with normal users Apple will push out the notice a few days after it goes live.

    There will be folks like us rushing to do it the first day, I'm sure they'll only invite the 'normal folks' the day after once their servers have cooled down a bit.
     
  9. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    And in the same vain, I wish it was possible to be automatically notified of app updates. I know there's a battery concern, but it could easily be tied into wifi sync and/or iCloud backup when the phone is plugged in. Just add a toggle that says "automatically check for App updates when my phone is plugged in." Some dev should submit that.
     
  10. diamond.g, Nov 7, 2011
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    diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I was pretty sure you developers can do delta updates for applications, but it was an iOS 5 thing only (you would lose backwards compatibility).


    EDIT: Can't seem to find anything that says it is possible. Meh guess I am wrong.
     
  11. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I know carriers in the UK have sent out text messages to tell users of iOS5, however I agree that it would be a good thing if all carriers worldwide did this.
     
  12. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Why stereotype anyone who is not in your words a "normal user" a fanboy. I'm certainly not a normal user as you put it but I'm not a fanboy. There is really no need to use that term. :eek: :rolleyes:
     

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