Apple Accidentally Leaked ‘Automatic Download’ Feature for Apps

Apple has accidentally leaked a new feature that is likely coming in iOS 5.

According to macrumors site;

In the days leading to WWDC, Apple’s iTunes seems to have leaked a new feature that must be coming in iOS 5. A MacRumors reader discovered (and we verified) that when asking iTunes to check your app library for updates, iTunes’ update page reveals a new feature for iOS devices. (Thanks Marcelo) The following line has been added to the My App Updates screen:

Or if your device has Automatic Download enabled for apps, your updates will download to your device without having to sync.

This capability doesn’t exist in iOS yet. Currently you have to sync or download app updates manually through the App Store. Confirming the slip-up, Apple has now deactivated the Updates page in iTunes.

WWDC will start on Monday with a keynote from Steve Jobs who will detail Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud.

[ Via macrumors ]

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