iTunes app available over 3G after 2.2.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiceRacerDX, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    I updated my iPhone yesterday to OS 2.2.1 and played around with it to see if I could find some other updates/features that were not specified. I was on my way home and I wanted to see what new podcasts were available so I did a search...and it gave me a few songs for my results. Surprised and curious, I go to the top ten and every other category that I can and realize I can finally use the iTunes app over 3G. I was never able to do this with OS 2.2 (only with podcasts) and have always wondered why apple didn't make it happen sooner (especially since apps and podcasts were OTA enabled). Granted, it is a little bit slower than Wi-Fi (not by much) but that's to be expected. Can anyone else confirm this?
  2. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    This feature has been available for almost a month now... It was announced at Macworld 2009 alongside the iTunes DRM-free announcement.
  3. RiceRacerDX thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    I know it was announced but it was never least not for my iPhone. I tried it last week thinking I was still within Wi-Fi range of my house but it wouldn't let me. I figured they wouldn't implement it until 2.2.1 so I double checked it before I updated and it still wouldn't let me. Maybe it was a glitch with my iPhone?..I dunno.
  4. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Weird. I actually tried within 15mins or so of the announcement at macworld, and it worked.
  5. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Same here. Both iTunes and App Store download worked via 3G on Tuesday afternoon for me.
  6. sallythemac Guest

    Jun 16, 2008
    Workked over GPRS, Edge and 3G moments after the macworld announcement a month ago.
  7. gotzaiPhone macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Tinley Park, IL
    mine's been working as well since the announcement a month ago.
  8. Filmjunkie macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009

    I too have been able to enter both the App and iTunes store using 3G and EDGE. Since the moment after the announcement. You're just late.
  9. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I've been able to do this too, but one thing I did notice... I tried downloading an entire album over 3G and it said the file was too big for the cellular network. However, none of the individual songs were 10MB... why wouldn't it just download the songs individually. So what I did was... I found wifi for a second, just to get the download started... then I left that wifi network and the rest of the songs downloaded over 3G.
  10. IDANNY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2003
    Las vegas
    yah this has been working for a while for me as well and I have not updated.

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