Why does every iTunes point release require a 70 MB reinstall

Since the iPhone release which generated I think iTunes 7.3 over the last couple of months we have had 7.3.1 and 7.3.2 and 7.4 and now 7.5.  Each required reinstalls (including a reinstall of Quicktime???) and the size continues to grow – last night when prompted to install 7.5 it downloaded and installed 69 MB or something like that – I remember 7 being in the range of high 40s.  Anybody ever heard of a patch?  I am a software developer so I understand a little about the distribution of software.  I just don’t get why point releases aren’t handled as patches – going from 6 to 7 or 7 to 8 I completely understand a reinstall, but not for point releases.

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One Response to Why does every iTunes point release require a 70 MB reinstall

  1. Michael says:

    Probably because iTunes is rather bulky software in the first place. :)
     
    Or that Apple hasn’t been really thinking through on this aspect.

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