Where are the delta updates?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Pagemakers, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

    Pagemakers

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    As I understand it iOS 5 onwards supports delta updates.

    My understanding of a delta update is a very small code change to fix minor issues.

    With that it mind I thought we would be seeing these little iOS patches every couple of weeks.

    iOS 5 received a couple of updates in its life cycle and it looks like that's all iOS 6 is going to get.

    The delta updates seem to have quietly gone by the wayside and it can't be said that iOS 6 is perfectly functional by any means!!
     
  2. Playgear macrumors regular

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    I think you misunderstand the point of introducing delta updates.

    Take for example an iOS update 6.0.1 to 6.0.2 over the air.

    Rather than downloading ALL 983MB of iOS again, the update only downloaded 7MB (ie Only the parts that had changed since 6.0.1).
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

    Pagemakers

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    Oh.. Poo. I thought it was to update iOS much more frequently with little bug fixes.

    Oh well.

    Thanks for the info.
     

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