I have a question I’d like to put to Apple, regarding iTunes. Why in the blue hell do your software updates take up 100+ MB? It’s a MEDIA PLAYER. I could understand maybe that the iPhone OS4 would take that much, certainly but iTunes? It’s a numbered software version. Where the changing number is after the decimal point. Surely that would warrant a downloadable ~20MB patch to install and add onto it, rather than mandate an entirely new installer.
Now, I could understand that the firmware, in this particular instance the huge jump from v3.1.3 straight up to v4.0 will warrant taking up so much disk space and would justify having such a huge download file size. But a jump from 9.1 to 9.2? That should only be patchable at best, and certainly not another 100+ MB. Seriously Apple, sort it out. Some of us have bandwidth caps. Some of us want to be able to buy movies and TV shows off iTunes. And now I can’t get anything large till next month, between this and Steam games (mostly Steam though) my bandwidth allowance (30GB) has been completely shattered.