iOS 7 update traffic

Colin Alston colin.alston at
Sun Sep 22 19:35:51 UTC 2013

That system by the way is annoying when your mobile network operator are so
oversubscribed/old-fashioned that I had to wait over 6 months before I
could update to Android ICS... I really don't want my ability to update the
software on my phone to be controlled by a teleco, and these large teleco's
really should have Akamai caches in place by now - if they even know what
that is.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Warren Bailey <
wbailey at> wrote:

> I own a galaxy note 2..tmo ran an update that pushed to unique IMEI's
> sequentially. That way, you do not..
> 1. Murder your last mike packet network, which is your bandwidth
> bottleneck.
> 2. Murder your ggsn/whateverpacketnodeyouwant closer to the core.
> 3. Anger your paying customers who would like to use packet data
> successfully on an ios download day.
> These people (Apple) represent themselves as smart guys, but their actions
> reflect otherwise. I bet this would be a larger deal to Nanog people if
> your Internet stopped working as the result of 100% Linux adoption. That is
> very close to what this is.. Tens of millions of people trying to update
> their 13 ios devices at the same time. Who owns a single ios device? A
> household could do 5-10gb worth of updates in a single day..
> I personally do not own an ios device, and I see close to 3 gigs worth of
> update traffic at my house. These things are everywhere, and this problem
> will not stop.
> Sent from my Mobile Device.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at>
> Date: 09/19/2013 11:16 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: Warren Bailey <wbailey at>
> Cc: Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at>,NANOG <nanog at>
> Subject: Re: iOS 7 update traffic
> On Thu, 19 Sep 2013, Warren Bailey wrote:
> > Why does apple feel it is okay to send every mobile device an update on
> a single day?
> They don't, these are users who actively goes into the software upgrade
> menu and pressing "upgrade".
> I believe the nagging won't start for quite some time.
> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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