Speculation: iOS 5 May Introduce ‘Automatic App Updates’ Feature

A source from MacRumors has disclosed that iTunes has revealed an upcoming “Automatic Download” feature anticipated to be part of iOS 5.

Previously, updating apps required manual initiation either through iTunes on a computer or directly on the device.

According to the new information, future app updates might automatically download in the background, depending on user settings.

The leaked details suggest, “With Automatic Download enabled for apps on your device, updates will automatically download without needing to sync.” This functionality is not currently available in iOS, indicating it could be a new addition in the iOS 5 release, likely integrated with Apple’s iCloud service.

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