Do you think apple should offer partial upgrade packages for its apps?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by clevin, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    iTune 7.6.1 is out, and again, a 0.0.1 update, users need to download the whole package of 44MB.

    This happens to quicktime, or any other apple app as well, users are always asked to download a whole package for a tiny update

    Do you think apple should offer smaller, partial packages that only contain changed components? rather than the whole packages?

    e.g. Firefox(thunderbird)'s update is mostly partial updates, from 2.0.0.11 to 2.0.0.12 of thunderbird, download is only ~200KB (compare to the whole package of 8.7MB)

    What are the considerations do you think apple was thinking when making decisions like this? and do you think those are legit considerations?
     
  2. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    CANADA? eh?
    #2

    any updates for mac

    are the whole program redownloaded and replaced..there all like this
     
  3. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    applefan69

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    Your right, apple should do that.

    But im sure what apple was thinking is

    "This is easier for us... also easier for using, cause they dont gotta worry about installation going horribly wrong and stuff"
     

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