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Apple increases OTA download limit to 50MB

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Apple increases OTA download limit to 50MB
In an effort to keep up with faster download speeds that will be capable with the new iPad and its fancy LTE radio, as well as the increasing app size (which would also be blamed on the new iPad because of its high-res screen), Apple has announced that it will be increasing the file size limit for downloads. 

For quite a while now, the limit for iTunes downloads on a mobile signal (not WiFi) had been 20MB, but it looks like newly released iOS 5.1 will be increasing that limit. Now, users on iOS 5.1 will be able to download files up to 50MB from iTunes over 3G/LTE (depending on your device). That should cover most anything you'd want to download except for video and some larger games. 

source: The Verge

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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 17:45 1

1. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


OMG, what an iJoke. iCan download Gigabytes on my RAZR™ while connected to 4G LTE (and, 3G also - just a tad bit slower). 50MB???? Break out the party favors; it'a a New Year's celebration.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 23:47

2. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


Getting better. Still waiting for a time where I can download a movie to my iPhone on my Unlimited Data Plan on Sprint.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:37

3. McLTE (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Funny how this is an Apple imposed limitation.. not carrier.

Oh wait.. this makes perfect sense.. it's Apple we're dealing with after all.

hopefully someday they will let me use Charmin toilet paper.. it's squeezably soft you know!

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