Is it assumed iOS 5 will be OTA update?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by inspiritu, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. inspiritu macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    Hi all,

    Excuse me if this has been covered (it's hard to search for), or if it is common knowledge, but:

    Is it generally considered certain that iOS 5 will be available as an over-the-air update?

    I am about to go on a 3-week trip and only want to take my iPad and iPhone (not computer), but I of course really want iOS 5 as soon as it is available, so I will take my computer with me if needs be.

    Many thanks.
  2. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    I think iOS 5.0 (the first iOS 5 update) will have to be over iTunes. But afterwards, any updates to iOS 5 (such as 5.1 or 5.0.1) will be OTA.

    Not a developer here, but I'm pretty sure that's how it will work.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    This is correct. iOS 4, except the Apple TV version, does not have support for over the air updates.
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    Take your computer.

    I don't even think you will be able to do an OTA update from the iOS5 Beta to iOS5 GM. But for certain if you only have iOS4 then you will have to download iOS5 through iTunes.
  5. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    You're correct sir
  6. inspiritu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    Thank you all. I will make room for my computer in my suitcase.

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