When will we see dynamic updates for apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oplix, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    Re-downloading a 600+mb file for a bug fix isn't exactly efficient. Not only for the end user, but for Apple as well. It carries some influence over the bottom line. How could we optimize this system? One way is by streaming dynamic updates.

    This would however require some rewriting of the ios file system, however small or large. I do suspect that eventually there will an automated way of having small updates streamed to your device and subsequently the app. This would also cut down on network traffic as it is still possible to download up to 20mb apps even on 3g. App developers know this so of course it makes sense to keep the app under 20mb. You have potential customers at any minute of the day.
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I could see them doing that in future. It would help to pretty much eradicate jailbreaking as the hackers wouldn't be able to keep up with the security updates (you know there will be plenty).

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