Today in Mobile

The industry is buzzing this morning about this report from 9to5Mac that claims Apple and Verizon are preparing to deilver over-the-air (OTA) upgrades of iOS to users beginning this fall. OTA upgrades have been available on other operating systems (including feature phone platforms) for years, of course, but Apple’s strict control of its platform has prevented carriers from delivering them to iPhone users.¬†As my colleague Darrell Etherington points out here, Apple will allow OTA upgrades only when strict conditions are met to guarantee a painless user experience. If it happens, it would free iPhone users from having to connect their devices to a computer to get the latest version of iOS. Which is a big improvement in the user experience in itself.