Apple iPhone Users to Get OTA iOS Updates From Verizon

Written By Sam on 5 May 2011

Gone are the days when you need to connect your iPhone to your computer and use the iTunes software for updating iOS as Apple and Verizon will soon deliver over-the-air updates of iOS to all the Verizon iPhone users. Apple and Verizon have been in talks about these iOS OTA updates from an year or so and finally have decided to provide wireless software updates for every one’s delight.

Following the footsteps of popular mobile platforms Android, Symbian which provide OTA updates to their users, Apple is all set to provide the same convenience to their iPhone users and has already begun preparing for the over-the-air transmissions. These OTA updates enable users to conveniently update their iOS without connecting to the iTunes software, which is certainly a good news for many.

Apple TV, an iOS-based gadget is capable of being updated wirelessly, which clearly projects the chances of implementation of the same in other iOS based handsets too. However, these OTA updates will be nearly 600MB or above and there might be chances that Apple provide cloud-based backup system for the data in the iOS device like in iTunes which provides backup in case updates fail.

As per the information available, the OTA transmissions will be implemented in the upcoming iOS 5, which indicates that even if iOS 5 may not be available over-the-air its updates will be! In case iOS 5 gets OTA, we can expect the other iDevices like iPad and iPod Touches to get this feature. Sources also indicate that Apple is negotiating with AT&T or international iPhone carriers for implementing similar feature in other iDevices as well. So lets and see, whats in store for us!

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