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Apple Increases Over-the-Air App Store Download Limit to 100MB

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With iOS 7, Apple now allows app downloads up to 100MB over cellular connections, prompting users to connect to Wi-Fi for larger apps. Apple previously boosted the limit to 50MB with the launch of the third-generation iPad in March 2012. Before that, users could only download 20MB apps over a cellular connection.

Developers frequently work hard to keep their apps under the over-the-air download limit, as they believe going over that limit can reduce the likelihood of spontaneous purchases.

Thanks Aaron!

Article Link: Apple Increases Over-the-Air App Store Download Limit to 100MB
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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This is great. Especially with LTE and unlimited data plans, people are less wary of sticking to wifi and are quite happy to do the majority of their browsing/downloading over the air. I'm pleased they increased the limit.
 
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Carlanga

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They know apps keep getting bigger and then they add 64 bit, but didn't upgrade size configurations on new iPhones since 3GS. :mad:
 
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randy98mtu

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I forgot I'll have to deal with this again if I give up my jailbreak for iOS 7... I'm falling off the fence back to my current setup pretty quickly.
 
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Carlanga

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This is great. Especially with LTE and unlimited data plans, people are less wary of sticking to wifi and are quite happy to do the majority of their browsing/downloading over the air. I'm pleased they increased the limit.

We unlimited are in the minority nowadays.
 
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unplugme71

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When the app store first came out, one year later I had about 2.5GB of apps. Now I have 17.3GB of apps.

64GB iPhone is looking pretty small these days. Come on 128GB!
 
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scbn

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100 MB? No, thanks. I'll not do it over the air. That's way too big for me. I wonder how many users have unlimited data plan...
 
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BJMRamage

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is there a way to set the size limit. I'd rather be able to set the limit to a lower number.

I have WiFi most places but don't want to DL that much and nice to have a pop up saying it is over 20MB, or 50MB


(sure, that's probably an Android type thing to do)
 
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