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If the third beta of iOS 7.1 serves as any proof, Apple is at last allowing users to delete the installation files up for upgrades to the operating system that automatically start downloading when the device is connected to AC power. As reported by German site Macerkopf.de (via MacRumors), users who don't want to install the updates will soon be able to delete the installation files to free up room on their iDevices.
As you might recall, this caused a legal tussle last October when Mark Menacher filed a small claims lawsuit against Apple CEO Time Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego. The reason? Menacher couldn't get the installation files for iOS 7 for his phone that ran iOS 6, his preferred operating system. Unfortunately, this new update might not help folks like him since it seems aimed at iOS 7 users exclusively.
There's always, of course, the possibility that we won't even see this feature. If you happen to be using a device that's running the third iOS 7 beta, however (and you haven't installed the latest update), you can apparently find the feature "the Settings menu, under General --> Usage, where it can be removed like any other app or file. The file can be deleted if it was downloaded over-the-air in the background or manually."
Regardless, the next update for iOS 7 looks as thought it'll be chock-full of surprises. Earlier we posted a gallery from Cult of Mac detailing some of the changes, which ranged from simple icon colorization shifts to considerable makeovers for the Phone app.
Image source: Macerkopf.de
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