iTunes Updates Not Too Big, Says Steve Jobs

iTunes kindly notified me that it was time for yet another update today, making me again wonder why those “updates” have to be so large. Since Steve Jobs has been busy answering emails personally for many people, I figured why not, would he comment? And he did.

I wrote:

Hi Steve-

Why do iTunes “updates” require downloads of 90MB or more? Sure, broadband is far more common these days. But it still feels wasteful that you’re not making people update but rather download an entirely new software package.

And he wrote back:

It’s about the size of one downloaded album.  Not so big.

Sent from my iPad

I know, not so big. But still, I just think it could be a lot smaller. But hey, thanks for the response!