Apple ups the ante that allows apps up to 20MB in size to be downloaded over 3G

Apple ups the ante that allows apps up to 20MB in size to be downloaded over 3G
Although Apple really didn't have a major part during the events that were unfolding over at MWC, they quietly executed a move that seemingly continues to show their commitment in moving forward. After the rush of allowing VoIP services to go live, now they're doing the same somewhat with their process of downloading apps. In an unfashionably quiet move by Apple, they have doubled the size of the “over the air” app download cap to 20MB. That's definitely a nice gesture when you consider how frustrating it is sometimes to snoop out a Wi-Fi network to download something on the App Store. It may have been overlooked by most users, but it's also affecting the download limit on the iPhone's iTunes app as well to 20MB – which is up from the previous 12MB download cap. AT&T customers are already seeing this with even other markets like Germany and Canada getting the much needed treatment. It definitely goes to show how Apple is slowly opening up and hearing out some of its customers surrounding certain areas of improvement.

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9 Comments

1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Is anyone shocked? ATT has bandwidth problems.

2. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

what are you talking about? This is a limit that Apple placed on the iPhone, regardless of what carrier it is on. Anyways, I think that Apple needs to come up with some kind of system where you can queue up downloads that are too big to be downloaded over the cellular network, and then when you get into a Wi-Fi spot, or hook up to iTunes, the downloads will automatically start.

3. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

@shimmyx20 what are you talking about? the iPhone is only on AT&T (in the US) and AT&T has serious network overload problems. thats why you drop calls with 4 bars, lose service for a few seconds without moving, take forever to send an email or text, etc. etc. i don't know what ATT is thinking with this and the ipad. their network needs serious work before they can handle all this.

5. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Sorry for any misunderstanding, I was only saying that the MB limit on downloads over the cellular network is on there regardless of if you're using the iPhone on AT&T, or if you purchased the iPhone overseas through other carriers, at least according to the article: "...even other markets like Germany and Canada getting the much needed treatment" Service will vary from area to area though, I have never had any problems with making or recieving calls, dropped calls, or losing 3G connectivity. Same goes for my friends in the area who also use AT&T. Go to some more congested markets, however, and yeah, I'm sure you'll hear some complaints and then some. AT&T's had a low churn rate of 1.19% for postpaid customers for Q4 2009, and had 2.7 million net wireless adds (this may include postpaid and prepaid) for 4Q 2009 as well, so I'm sure there's others that have a good experience with our network.

6. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

I was going under the impression that Pings was implying that only AT&T iPhones had this limit

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

I get dropped calls 2x a year in los angeles, ca..dunno what the prob. is...and im a traveling pc tech.

7. vhdiceman

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

Yea, I guess it really matters where you're located. I'm in Morgantown, WV and we've got 3G and it's really fast. I haven't dropped a call yet.

9. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

VZW ain't got shit in Morgantown. My bro goes to school there and when I visit him my shits lose 3g. Lame.

8. piratejb

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

i live in orange county no problems with the iphone dropping calls or the data being slow

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