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Apple has just released an update to its existing version of iOS 4.3 that eliminates the location-tracking bug which was the subject of much controversy lately. Now, Apple-focussed blog 9to5Mac is reporting about iOS 5, the next version of Apple's mobile OS, could be delivered Over-the-Air. Apparently, Apple plans to showcase new features in iOS and OSX at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June and this could just be one of them. Current operators for the iPhone 4, Verizon and AT&T are in discussions over how this could be done seamlessly.

The current size of iOS updates runs into excess of 600 MB. Delivering such a huge update Over-the-Air has to have a robust cloud infrastructure backing it. According to the report, Apple may also plan to release the update in small patches rather than one single huge update.

Also, since this year's WWDC would be clouded with iOS and OSX news, Apple might plan to not release the iPhone 5 at all and push it back to the next year. MacRumors, another Apple-centric blog, has even quoted a reader who got the heads-up about the iPhone 5 delay from a AT&T customer service representative.

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