Apple Leaks 'Automatic Download' Feature for Apps

Apple Leaks 'Automatic Download' Feature for Apps

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Apple has accidentally leaked a new 'Automatic Download' feature that is likely coming in iOS 5.

A MacRumors reader discovered the following statement on iTunes' update page:

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

This capability doesn't exist in iOS yet. Currently you have to sync or download app updates manually through the App Store.

Further confirming the slip-up, Apple has now deactivated the Updates page in iTunes.

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DanCJ
DanCJ - June 4, 2011 at 11:27am
That'll be the "nothing groundbreaking" part then.
DanCJ
DanCJ - June 4, 2011 at 9:46am
Nothing groundbreaking, but that'll be nice.
JC
JC - June 4, 2011 at 11:15am
Android has had automatic updates for quite a while now.
Pain Reaper
Pain Reaper - June 4, 2011 at 12:45pm
Too bad they only work somewhat ok on HTC.. ;p
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