What You Need to Know About iOS 5 – Part 3
One of the many features of iOS 5 is being PC Free. But what does Apple really mean about that?
What does Apple mean by ‘PC Free’?
During your Apple device’s initial setup, when syncing or grabbing software updates, you’ll no longer need to tether it to a Mac or PC. In addition to this, you can still use your iPhone or iPad even while syncing.
Can I download just a bit of the huge software update?
Sure you can! Also new in iOS 5 is the update delta support. Instead of downloading the whole copy of the mobile OS, you can just get the ‘much smaller’ update that contains only the changed bits.
Am I still going to need my Mac for some things?
Albeit Apple is pleased to sell more Macs, the company would really be glad if you can update anything on your iPhone or iPad. With iOS 5, you can take actions – big or small – that previous iterations of the mobile OS didn’t support.
More iOS 5 question will be answered tomorrow, so just keep it posted here at GADG.