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Apple iPhone - iOS future updates without iTunes?

So far, for an update of the operating system of a mandatory iPhones to connect to a computer with iTunes needed - that could change.

Other smartphone manufacturers offer some easier way to a to inform their customers about available updates to download and install on the device can then directly. Examples include loud 9to5Mac Android by Google and WebOS HP / Palm.

As the website reports, Apple will offer from autumn's own iPhone customers an appropriate service. The next IOS Version 5 is installed but not in the usual way, but subsequent updates should then be installed without the iTunes detour.

However, Apple would need for the size of individual updates that are now up to 600 MB in size reduction, and instead offer single, small updates. So far, Apple is negotiating with the provider Verizon in the U.S. on this possibility. If and when other providers, countries and devices like the iPad will benefit from it is not known.