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iOS 9 will delete apps to make room for upgrade, reinstall them later

Gregg Keizer | June 25, 2015
Another move to avoid a repeat of 2014's iOS installation fiasco.

That, however, would go against Apple's grain and sales model: Historically, the company starts all its device lines at a smaller storage allotment, then prices models with more space higher in the expectation that most users will opt to pay a bit more to get more.

And then there are the corollaries to Parkinson's law — the one that says, "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" — which claim that data expands to fill the available storage space, and offshoots that argue a family's possessions expand to fill the garage.

Apple has not said exactly when it will release iOS 9, admitting only that it would be this fall. The last three years, Apple delivered a new iOS on the Wednesday nearest the middle of September. If it followed that schedule this year, Apple would ship iOS 9 on Sept. 16.


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