iPhone 2.2 update – how long does it take??

Once again my iPhone is in limbo while the software updates. After twenty minutes, I began wondering if it’s even working and given my past experiences with iPhone updates crashing my phone, my feelings are not without precedent. With nothing but a spinning icon in iTunes to indicate the download is in progress, I went looking for info on how large the file was. Didn’t find it on Apple, but on MacWorld instead:

The version 2.2 update is approximately 250 MB in size and is available via iTunes by connecting an iPhone or iPod touch and clicking the Check for Updates button.

Wouldn’t it be great if Apple would release a status bar for their downloads rather than the spinning arrows-wheel? It certainly would go a long way to calm the nerves.

5 comments on “iPhone 2.2 update – how long does it take??”

  1. I just purchased an iPhone today, and was wondering myself how long the 2.2 update would take. Haven’t found the answer, but it appears that it’s about 20 minutes (mine just finished).

    And here’s another tip– you can use iTunes to find out how large the download file is (click on the ‘downloads’ link above ‘Devices’). It’s calls it out pretty clearly (242MB).

  2. It took me about 15 minutes today. And yes, the progress bar can be seen at iTunes. Just click on “downloads” to see how long it is going to take. I appreciate that tip!

  3. > And here's another tip– you can
    > use iTunes to find out how large
    > the download file is (click on the
    > 'downloads' link above 'Devices').

    Just to clarify:
    You have to start the update download BEFORE you'll see the 'Downloads' link appear in iTunes above 'Devices'

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