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Apple bumps iPhone cellular download cap to 20MB


Apple has quietly increased the limit for over-the-air downloads from the App Store and iTunes Store on the iPhone. Until recently only content under 10MB in size could be downloaded over an EDGE or 3G connection—downloading of larger apps and media content had to be done over Wi-Fi. This limit now appears to have been increased to 20MB in both the App Store and iTunes Store on the device, allowing users to download larger applications and video content. The exact reason for this change is not clear, although it could be related to the impending release of the iPad, improvements in carrier bandwidth, or simply a desire to allow users to have anywhere access to larger applications on the App Store.


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Posted by Galley in Toronto on February 18, 2010 at 8:49 AM (CST)


This restriction is ridiculous. They never mention this restriction when they were selling me the iPad recharge of 10 gb. Which is only valid for 30 days. Is it even possible to use half that amount with a 20 mb restriction in place? Highly unlikely!!!! That is just criminal! My husband got that high of an amount because I am in hospital long term, so I could get movies or videos, etc. and not need a computer. I am VERY disappointed by this deceit!

Posted by Amber in Toronto on August 21, 2011 at 2:05 AM (CDT)


This is insane. I purchase a iPad, at a rediculous price(R6000), and I am treated like a child and spanked when I want to use the 3G data I paid for, because apple decided to play daddy to the world. They have just lost the implementation of iPads throughout our organization because of it. Only about 1200 units throughout Africa. I will rather spend R3500.00 on a windows based net book with a built in 3G card and know that all staff has full functionality. Well done apple, keep up the good work and chasing away clients.

Posted by Etienne in Toronto on February 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM (CST)

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