Apple iOS 5 to be available via over-the-air download

Next-gen iOS update to do away with cabled syncing

Apple is to do away with compulsory iTunes syncing for the upcoming iOS 5 update allowing instead for over-the-air downloads of the new mobile operating system, new reports have suggested.

Just hours after iOS 4.3.3 was made available to download via iTunes, rumours have surfaced suggesting iOS 5 will allow users to update the mobile OS on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices over-the-air, utilising the wireless download tech for all subsequent OS releases.

Whilst Apple would need to considerably downsize the file sizes of iOS updates in order to make over-the-air downloads a possibility, the reportedly planned move would see future iOS updates use more incremental patches than regular full blown refreshes.

iOS 5 is expected to launch alongside the mooted iPhone 5, a device that is widely expected to follow Apple’s annual product cycles and touch down at WWDC next month. Numerous reports, however, have suggested the iPhone 5 will be delayed, not landing until September.

What features would you like to see hit the iPhone and iPad in iOS 5? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via:9to5Mac

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