Update Core Apple Apps Through the App Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MotionxxUSxx, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, currently only thru firmware updates. The native apps are not listed or updated thru the AppStore.
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Actually, when Apple introduced Ping in iTunes 10 it appeared on the phone after the first sync with iTunes. It didn't happen through the App Store at all so it's quite possible to update core apps silently.
     
  4. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    the app store/itunes app basically display a server generated html page, so any content in those can be updated dynamically.

    all other apps are in the non writable main firmware, so they can not be updated at all without itunes doing a firmware update. One of the things jailbreaking does is make the main firmware partition writable.
     
  5. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I doubt Apple makes that many meaningful changes to the core apps. Most of them are extremely stale. Besides, making you upgrade your firmware to get whatever changes are actually made to the core apps is a great way for them to combat jailbreaking.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
     

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