iPhone users can now download bigger apps & games over cellular
by Joshua Swingle / May 31, 2019, 6:05 AM
The move means iOS users are now free to download bigger apps and games from the App Store. Larger files such as films can also be downloaded from the iTunes Store, in addition to video podcasts.
The idea behind Apple’s download limit is that it stops users from accidentally eating up all of their data allowance. But with no override option and in a world where most people either have unlimited data or lots of it, a 200MB limit really doesn’t make much sense.
It’ll also be interesting to see what Apple does next year when it launches the first 5G iPhones and data consumption suddenly rockets. After all, the faster data speeds mean you’ll be able to download a Full-HD movie in just 10 seconds, but if Apple doesn’t remove its download cap, you won’t even be able to start the download, ultimately limiting one of 5G's biggest benefits.
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Fossilized idealism. Thanks for never making your phone truly your own, Apple. Daddy Timmy knows best for you...
posted on May 31, 2019, 6:25 AM 13
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If you aren't jailbroken: Start download, set date to 30+ days in advance, wait for download to finish, reset automatic time and date. (if you get notifications during this time you will royally f**k up your future notifications until teh date that you set earlier) If you are jailbroken: install unrestricter, select all apple processes, profit.
posted on May 31, 2019, 8:27 AM 0
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There is a toggle in Settings menu: just make it "off" by default and warn the user when turned on. And implement (or allow 3rd party) data cap functions/apps.
posted on May 31, 2019, 8:42 AM 0
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Not needed on Android. I've downloaded full ISO images from Microsoft with zero issues. Enjoy your limited bubble!
posted on May 31, 2019, 9:59 AM 2
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As much as this limitation irks me and those few people that need to NOT be limited like this, I DO wish people would wake the F* up and realise their cushy 1st-world experiences aren’t the standard the world exists on! In my neck of the woods the average smartphone user buys data in 50MB units. Think about that for a second and then realise how serious an unexpected 200MB download would be for such users. Again - I’m not arguing FOR this kind of restriction - I’m always (mostly) keen on more choice. I’m just saying that not everyone everywhere has the same experiences or equal technological footing.
posted on Jun 02, 2019, 7:43 AM 0
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