Will Apple ever do an over the air software update?

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Will Apple ever do an over the air software update?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    85.7%
  1. ChrisGonzales90

    ChrisGonzales90 Banned

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    This meaning allow the user to select an option in settings called "check for updates" and if there is an firmware update, they can download it over the air with out the need of iTunes.

    This is a poll, so choose your option and explain.
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    Nope. One reason I would use is that it takes controlled environment away from Apple. (Taking it away from iTunes and onto jailbroken devices directly)
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    ChrisGonzales90 Banned

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    Even if its downloaded from apples servers? Care to explain a bit more on that?
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    Well iTunes can give out errors about trying to flash the firmwares, but on your device they can't really do that *fully*. They can do it a little, but I am sure that developers will find a way to bypass and exploit that.
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    The current way that iPods and iPhones update wouldn't allow that anyway. Doesn't iTunes basically wipe everything and then plonk the new OS on and then restore backups? A device can't destroy its own OS whilst it's running, and it certainly can't just go and install a new one afterwards. Unless it did some fancy partitioning or changed the way the update worked.
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    They can change the system down the line to make it more like Android's OTA updates.
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    No. Never.
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    Care tom explain why? Inwant YOUR opinion, not saying oh because they above said so.
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    The firmware updates are pretty big. I would hate to sit for 10 minutes just watching it download the update.
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    what if they can find a way to have it download in the background?

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