New iTunes Leak Hints At ‘Automatic Download’ Over-the-Air Updates Feature in iOS 5

We’ve already covered what this year’s Apple WWDC developer conference is going to feature. Apple’s Steve Jobs will detail new Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud at the conference scheduled to start on this Monday. The closer we get to the event, the more the rumors we get about the new features that are going to be launched at the WWDC 2011. MacRumors is now reporting one such new feature which is expected to debut in iOS 5. Apparently a MacRumors reader happened to stumble upon a page in iTunes which says: (Screenshot attached)

My App OTA Updates in iOS 5

“Or if your device has Automatic Download enabled for apps, your updates will download to your device without having to sync.”

This is quite strange for users on iOS 4 (or earlier version) as the updates for apps are only downloadable via iTunes sync or manual download using App Store app on the device. And the lines “enabled for apps” makes you wonder what else other than the apps will support this feature. Looks interesting!

Unfortunately Apple has removed this particular page at iTunes leaving us to be content with the screenshot for now. Why to bother about rumors when we are going to see the official live action tomorrow. Stay tuned.

[Source: MacRumors]

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