iOS5 Beta 2 OTA update?

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  1. Totalkharnage macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone think it would be really cool if Apple pushed the next beta out over the Air (OTA) using the new feature in iOS5. Not only would it be good to see how this works in practice, it would be good to see how big the delta updates will roughly be.

    I heard the last iOS beta was updated every other Tuesday, anyone confirm this?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    I'm sure Apple will release some updates via OTA during the beta cycle (they'll need to test out the OTA updates so it makes perfect sense that they'll do it before IOS 5 is released). I personally think it's a bit early for them to do it with the next update, but could be wrong.

    As for when the next beta update will be, there are no fixed dates on how often updates will come out: iOS 4 betas did tend to come out fortnightly but there's no guarantee that the same will apply for iOS 5. Personally, with the amount of development going on at the moment (iOS 5, iCloud, Lion), I wouldn't be surprised if theres a longer gap than 2 weeks until the next update
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    There's already been a few threads talking about this but yeah it would be cool. I'm not sure if they'll be ready for this at the beta 2 stage. It may be less risky to put the beta out on the developer.apple.com servers the OTA at this stage.

    Also if they do eventually go to OTA, would they limit the update to only those that have valid developer accounts or to everyone running the beta?
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    since these are betas of 5.0 i dont think they will focus on the ota updates. i think ota update testing will be with the 5.1 or 5.0.1 betas

    would be cool though
     
  5. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    I disagree. Apple's emphasis on "you never have to plug your phone in again" would be severely lessened with the caveat "except to update your phone...that's coming in the NEXT update".

    Granted, I don't know that we'll see it in THIS beta, but I believe it will be fully active at the official 5.0 release this spring.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    can they really "push" a iOS via OTA? wont that kill some peoples data plan, i would hope OTA are made so you have to accept the download
     
  7. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    I did not get the impression that 5.0 was ota only that 5.0 would be updated with delta updates ota

    Have to rewatch that part of the keynote.
     
  8. Krayzie116 macrumors 6502

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    I don't mean to hijack this thread but I do have a 2 quick question

    1) I bought a UDID spot to register for iOS 5 beta 1 do I have to buy another spot for iOS 5 beta 2?

    2) What does it mean when the Beta expires I read somewhere on this forum?

    This is my first time going through the beta, I don't have no complaints just two quick question :) Thanks for you guys time on answering these question.
     
  9. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i guess this is where i draw my conclusion and it may be a stretch...

    the image shows that the phone will be updating to 5.1.
     

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  10. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    1) no you should be good for about a year. depending on when the account for the person that you registered with expires. most people selling UDID spots made new accounts just to do this around the time the beta was released.

    2) i remember with 3.0 betas there were time limitations that would 'kill' the beta and you would have to upgrade to a new one. i would expect that to be the same with the current betas. try manually adjusting the date ahead on your phone and see what happens.
     
  11. Krayzie116 macrumors 6502

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    Hey man thanks for reply back :D

    Im afraid trying that if I adjust the date. Would it stop working like if I did? Meaning I would have to restore my phone back?
     
  12. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    not sure, last time i was really playing the beta game was a couple years ago. i would say it is entirely possible so do a backup before giving it a shot.
     
  13. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    iH8sn0w stated that 5.0b1 will expire on August 4
     
  14. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Is Apple pushing Lion updates out over Software update? If so, they may actually send iOS5 updates over the air.
     
  15. solidus430 macrumors newbie

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    The OTA updates are "Delta" updates only, which means they don't re-download the entire OS, only the components which have been changed. This means that updates could be as small as a few hundred kilobytes, and probably not much larger than 40-50 mb (at least, I would hope not any larger than that).

    From what I've seen using iOS 5 beta 1 so far, OTA updates appear to be initiated manually from the Settings app, so you could easily wait to do it until you're on a WiFi network if you're on a more restricted data plan.

    The other important thing to note is that OTA updates may not even be enabled in beta 1 yet, and it's feasible we won't see them become a factor until later in the beta cycle. That said, I do think it's pretty reasonable to assume we'll see OTA updates during the beta and in time for iOS 5's public release this fall.
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The over the air updates will be very late in the beta testing as steve said there delta updates. Not unless they push out minor changes to the beta.
     
  17. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    I think it depends if beta 2 will be a delta update or not. I would think that it wouldn't be but hey just my 2 cents. maybe by the time the GM is ready it could be a delta update and be able to be OTA.
     
  18. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    preview 4 came out last week for lion but was downloaded from developer page yesterday a update for 4 came out and that was done through software updates.
     
  19. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    They have to test the code in 5.0, because that is what will handle the OTA update to 5.1, not 5.1. So what happens when they push off testing to 5.x.x, and then find a killer bug? Then they can't push that update OTA at all.
     
  20. shandyman Suspended

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    i doubt we will get 5.0 beta 2 OTA, think beta 2 will be a manual install, but with OTA then enabled for further updates after that. That's my guess anyway.
     
  21. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yeah thats all i would hope/expect is you have to manually select to update, when i read "push" to me that sounds like you dont have to click anything its just force sent
     

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