Delta updates... we've heard of them.
But we prefer to make you download 600Mb firmware image for every new point release. It just works, unless your connection dies.
BT said its UK internet infrastructure was pumping data at a rate of up to 80Gb/s more than usual on the night Apple released iOS 5. Wednesday, 12 October 2011 saw not only the debut of iOS 5.0 but also the highest ever volume of traffic through the telco's broadband network, which feeds not only its own customers but those of …
It only took them four years. I do hope they're better than their Mac OS X delta updates which after three or four in a row tend to go wrong and require a combo update (which would be the iOS equivalent of a complete firmware mage).
Yes, I am speaking from experience. And remember to run Disk Utility before and after to repair permissions.
Ummm that is what is claimed in the article. My post was hypothetical though - given that I don't have an Xbox 360 or Forza 4 (hence the quotes around your and my)... I could have said "my iPlayer traffic" and it would still have fitted with the claims in the article. And it would have been just as incorrect, too, given that I rarely use iPlayer.
There was also OS X 10.7.2. If you downloaded the slipstreamed recovery partition image as well, that came in at about a gig.
Also there was the new iTunes to support iCloud.
Then there was all the iCloud synching going on.
All-in-all I'm astonished Apple's systems coped as well as they did (which is to say quite badly, but it could have been a lot worse).
I was very glad I was on Virgin Cable.
BT's idea of spare back haul capacity is the difference between totally rammed and most people asleep with their computers off.
At 9pm on a rural exchange I can't watch iPlayer without BT throttling me down to the lowest quality iPlayer stream (I have an 8Mbps ADSL sync rate to the exchange a few hundred meters away). No, I wasn't over my usage allowance either.
personally I wont touch ios 5 until the first couple of point releases and bug fixes are out the door. got a couple of friends who have experienced all kinds of nastiness during the upgrade and even after a fresh install. I do the same for OSX - wait. I'm not paid to be an Apple software beta-tester. I'm and end user thanks.
... due to people calling Apple support using VoIP (phone device bricked due to failed update). 64kbps x 1 million people is already 64Gbps. OK, OK, maybe they don't all call at the same time, and yes the call centre probably has just a couple of lines, but still, it looks like there is not much bandwidth in BT's internet connection.
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