iTunes store on 3G already working!!

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  1. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Hello all,

    Sorry if this has already been posted but I just checked and the iTunes music store functionality over 3G that Phil mentioned is already working. This is a very welcome addition.
     
  2. milani macrumors 68000

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    Does not work for things over 10 megs though.
     
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    That kind of stinks but most songs are less than 10 megs anyway.
     
  4. milani macrumors 68000

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    Yes but I was hoping to be able to download pod casts on the fly, most of which are over 10 megs.
     
  5. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i cant believe this was the only iphone related thing at the keynote.
     
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    That's true. This would be much more useful than purchasing music.
     
  7. patdesignsinc macrumors regular

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    I had no idea we couldn't do this from the beginning. That's kind of stupid that it wouldn't work over 3g before. You can download craptastic music from AT&T's site, the same size but less quality over 3g. So, is the keynote over??
     
  8. milani macrumors 68000

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    Ah they mentioned the remote as well. Just like I figured though, this keynotes was going to be geared toward software, and certainly there won't be any iPhone hardware updates for a LONG time. They're onto other priorities right now, and next on the list is definitely the Mac.
     
  9. Aurial macrumors 6502

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    Surely this means you can't download a whole album either?
     
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    It was pretty much finished about 30 min ago when Tony Bennett took the stage. That was the end of new announcements anyway.
     
  11. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    the remote should be free anyway.

    and not even anything about the new mac mini.
     
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    HAHA, Tony Bennett? Really? Sorry I missed that one.
     
  14. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    nope. big disappointment overall
     
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    I didn't know you couldn't already do this either.
     
  16. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Yes you can, just each song can't be over 10MB.
     
  17. kornyboy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My guess is that it will let you download the entire album since it will probably see each song as 1 download of less than 10 megs but I'm not 100% sure of that.
     
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    OMG YES!!! now apple can make money off you on the go and not just as you sit on your computer. very exciting!!!
     
  19. milani macrumors 68000

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    Yah it'll probably just downloading song per song, and so long as no song is over 10 megs you should be fine. I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable buying and downloading on the fly though, I think I'd prefer to buy songs from the computer.
     
  20. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    OMG, this is so dangerous. The only reason I don't buy many songs is because I forget about them by the time I reach wifi or my home computer. Heaven help me. :D
     
  21. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Same here...I disabled the iTunes store and app store on my phone just so I don't blow any more money than I already should!
     
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    I'm chuffed with this, I've been up town before and had to stand outside McDonalds to buy a song.

    Now I can buy songs on the train and everywhere.
     
  23. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Agreed! This was the only thing I was looking forward to today! I can buy music anywhere!
     
  24. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Big deal. It's still easier to browse itunes on my mac and buy it there--much faster too. Not to mention 3G service is not reliable. yawn.
     
  25. Aurial macrumors 6502

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    I've never bought music on iTunes simply because of the DRM but I might consider it now they're getting rid of it.

    How will it work if, assuming there's a 10MB download limit (where did this info come from by the way?), you have to download the album in multiple sessions?

    Say there's an album for £7.99 which has 11 songs which are 79p each. If you download it in parts won't you end up paying £8.69 for the album?
     

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