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Apple increases download limit for OTA App Store downloads

08 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple increases download limit for OTA App Store downloads - read the full textApple has finally decided to increase the download limit for the App Store. Previously, if you had to download an app, podcast or any other content on your iOS device using the network connection, you would have to put up with the 20MB download limit or choose to download it over Wi-Fi...

 

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Limiting size of app is ok. But for any file? Symbian or Android don't have such applish limits. What's the use of 3G/4G if one can't download more than 50 MB file?

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  • 2012-03-08 10:36
  • Hkud

apple quickly followed wat ggogle did a few days back...

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  • 2012-03-08 10:25
  • t}6a

woohoo!!!

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  • 2012-03-08 10:24
  • PUBr

what is the use of 4gb download from a 3g/4g? who will download that much data single time. if u r not clear, this 5 mb is one time download limit. not the entire donwload limit.

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  • 2012-03-08 10:19
  • PxIF

wow now apple sue google cz u invented dat system !!!!

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  • 2012-03-08 10:00
  • K6md

> In reply to ridder215 @ 2012-03-08 08:13 from mG83 - click to readNo. Google did that years ago. You're mistaken, what Google din recently was increased the app size limit for 'developers'.
Apple increased the download size limit for the 'end users' for downloading apps if you're using 3G/HSPA.
In android market, if you're downloading a large file size app there is an advise to use wifi for downloading but you also have the prerogative to use your 3G/HSPA for it. Great for those who have better 3G download speed than their home broadband.

Good thing that Apple increased the limit but it feels insufficient to me. There are many apps from App Store that surpass 100MB in file size and I have to connect to my slow broadband to download it, whereas I can download it faster if I just use my 3G/HSPA.
It would be great if they removed the limit altogether for the benefit of users with unlimited data plan and always on the go.

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  • 2012-03-08 09:10
  • 7Xb$

pathetic, android can download for 4GB

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  • 2012-03-08 09:04
  • thu9

@ridder215

yeah, it's a coincidence isn't it ?
google increase limit, then apple follow... -.-

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  • 2012-03-08 08:33
  • U}}C

Hey, guess what? Google did this a few days ago.

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  • 2012-03-08 08:13
  • mG83

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