Latest iOS 6 Beta Makes App Store Updates Super Snappy


App updates appear to be a little snappier in the latest iOS 6 beta.
App updates appear to be snappier in the latest iOS 6 beta.
  • tarkwather

    How are you on airplane mode with wifi turned on?

  • marsk

    One thing that I want to able to tell the update app’s size…. I sent feedback quite a few times to Apple, but no one care…

  • Clark Wallace

    How are you on airplane mode with wifi turned on?

    It’s been around since iOS5 I believe.

  • TJDrennan

    I don’t believe developers need to change the way they upload files to Apple. Apple can generate binary delta diffs between old versions of the application and the new version of the application themselves. They can then download the correct version to a device requesting an update using only the delta.

  • Fabio Papa

    It might not be deltas making the download/installation quicker. It could be that iOS6 makes it so you download only the portion of the app that’s needed for your particular iDevice. Currently if you download, for example, Dropbox on your iPhone, you get the iPhone version with and without retina graphics, as well as the iPad version with and without retina graphics. That makes the app package much bigger than it needs to be. Sending you only the portion you will use on that particular device would definitely account for both the decreased download time and installation time. From a layman’s perspective, this would be easier to implement than deltas, and more efficacious, IMO. It would also lead to freeing up a lot of space on your iDevice.

    Of course that means that not just updates would be quicker, but also new installs. Which means my theory is easily testable.

  • SkolVikes88

    It’s also faster as you don’t have to put in your password for app updates. Purchases, yes. So it’s easier to update without having to fumble for the complex password you use :)

  • siddharthbandhu

    Let’s just hope the iPad has a good refresh too.