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Over the air download limit increased to 50MB

03-07-2012, 03:50 PM
#1
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Over the air download limit increased to 50MB

Looks like they increased the download limit that forces you to download over WiFi from 20MB to 50MB and it is in effect now.

http://www.cultofmac.com/151222/appl...limit-to-50mb/

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03-07-2012, 04:00 PM
#2
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more than overdue.. still don't understand why there is a limit.. they could implement a warning instead and let user user their connection as they wish..

03-07-2012, 05:26 PM
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Looks like they increased the limit to account for the extra res on the new iPads. Doubling the res, and including extra graphics for the new device will bump up even the smallest apps to close to the 20MB limit.

Agree it is stupid, fine to give people a warning but still let them do it, most people have pretty decent data plans now on their mobile devices, some even use 3G and 4G as their only internet connection.
03-07-2012, 09:19 PM
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Yay!

I'm so happy they increased this limit

Though, I will say that the limit DID force us developers to optimize our game and make them less bulky. Wonder how many "giant" games will come out now.

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03-08-2012, 04:43 AM
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That's good news. I agree with previous writers: no limit with a warning message would be ideal but this is way better than the previous 20MB limit.

At least iOS doesn't have a 50MB limit for the entire program like Android does. Although Google has upped this to 4GB (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401179,00.asp) but the first downloadable APK file is still limited to 50MB.

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03-08-2012, 08:49 AM
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So happy

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03-10-2012, 01:20 PM
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Yeah, this will make life much easier. But I think the reason for a limit has more to do with the capacity of the cell networks than with Apple. So the new 4G networks will introduce extra capacity.

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03-11-2012, 09:56 PM
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Yeah, this will make life much easier. But I think the reason for a limit has more to do with the capacity of the cell networks than with Apple. So the new 4G networks will introduce extra capacity.
Nah it is Apple's way of selling everyone a 128-256GB iPhone, iTouch or iSomething in the future watch for it!
03-12-2012, 04:43 AM
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Apple are the first phone constructor having a share in your monthly mobile phone bill.
Apple phone User already eat twice more 3G bandwith than the average customer.

I'm sure that if they increase the 3G limit, phone operator won't be happy.
03-12-2012, 12:26 PM
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over here you can buy an iphone without going into any phone/data contracts..