Which method do you prefer when performing Software Updates, via iTunes or OTA/wifi?

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Which method do you prefer when performing software updates? Via...

  1. iTunes

    55.6%
  2. OTA/wifi

    33.3%
  3. Both / Anyway / I don't care which one

    11.1%
  1. conrad721

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    Would be interesting to know which method you prefer, and why?. :)
    I voted, iTunes. I think im oldschool who prefers hardwired.
     
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    I usually use the OTA method.
     
  3. ogilley

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    I usually use OTA. It is quicker and easier for me. It really doesn't matter unless you have plans to jail break.

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    Right, SHSH blobs from an OTA update won't work for a jailbreak.
     
  5. AQ_OC

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    OTA. Wired is so 2000. :)
     
  6. LannyC

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    Wired, assuming this poll is about OS updates. I always prefer combo updaters over delta for system software. OTA for everyday app updates, though.

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  7. sjleworthy

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    Wireless, for everything.

    Because thats purely the way I'm set up. The only cable i use is the wall plug. Wireless might take longer, but I'm in no hurry :)
     
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    For OS updates, it's not about speed, it's about decreasing the chance of a bad installation. The combo updater replaces the whole operating system from scratch, overwriting any files that won't change but may have become corrupted over time. Also, by downloading the package to iTunes and updating the iPad via cable, I am insulated from Internet problems possibly resulting in an incomplete installation (and perhaps a brick).

    Call me paranoid, but in 20 years of Mac combo updates, I've never had a single problem, when others are reporting unbootable machines.

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  9. davidinvirginia

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    I do Apps via iTunes, but system updates through Wi-Fi at work which is must faster than my home DSL.[​IMG]
     
  10. Talk2USoon

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    Up until I started using iCloud to back up my entire music library, I swore by iTunes. Now OTA is just so much more convenient that there's no looking back.
     

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