iOS 5 Will Introduce Over-The-Air Software Updates?

One of the features many people don’t like about the iOS is that Apple does not allow to upgrade software without having connected to iTunes. In short, you have to download the new firmware, connect to the computer and wait for the update.

Apple is reportedly working closely with Verizon Wireless to introduce over-the-air software updates to the iPhone with its iOS 5 firmware. Starting this fall, iPhone users will be able to update their iOS software wirelessly, without having to plug the device into iTunes, or involve a computer altogether. It’s a luxury Google Android and Palm webOS users have been enjoying for some time, and Apple’s finally bringing it to iOS.

According to 9to5Mac however, with the introduction of IOS 5.0 everything will become history.

Sources at 9to5Mac revealed that the feature will debut with iOS 5 but will also support subsequent iOS releases. It seems that Apple already has the technology but don’t want to introduce to masses at once. It will be available just for Verizon customers initially.

This sounds quite interesting specially for those who don’t use iTunes or computer very often.

Via 9to5Mac

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