Over the air automatic app updates coming with iOS 5?

Could automatic, over the air (OTA) app updates be coming with iOS 5? MacRumors has uncovered the following line of text had been added to the My App Updates Screen, and has now been removed by Apple.

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

Apple has been rumored to include OTA app updates for iOS devices before. Since this setting is not part of any previous iOS build and has not been seen within iTunes previously, it could be a sign of things to come in iOS 5.

The process should allow you to set apps to automatically update when an update is present; without the need to open up the on device App Store and manually click either update all or selected apps. It also may be for more than just apps, we will have to wait until Monday to find out all the details.

We know some of you update your apps a lot more frequently than others. Would you like all your app updates done seamlessly and automatically?



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