No 'Application over 20mb' warning in iOS 5?

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  1. lukeanderson, Jul 2, 2011
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  2. rogeliojeda macrumors regular

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    No, you will get the warning any way, I tried to download Street Fighter IV Volt without success.
     
  3. lukeanderson, Jul 2, 2011
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    No that will only happen if LTE is ready for Verizon and AT&T. Newest 3G tech that iPhone's use is HSPA+
     
  6. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    No, AT&T will continue with their laughable policy of not being able to download anything over that paltry number.
     
  7. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Actually here in Europe, Vodafone has the same thing. Can't download anything over 20mb using 3G.
     
  8. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    It's an Apple limit. It's probably in place to preserve battery life as they figure if you're around WiFi there is a good chance you're at home in close range to a power socket. That's my take any way.
     
  9. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    It's an Apple limit but probably imposed by the carriers.
    Otherwise apple wouldn't allow more than 20mb of data transfer within apps, such as in radio streaming ;)

    In ios5.0 beta 2 I don't get the warning HOWEVER the download never starts. I guess it's a bug that's preventing the system to show the alert.
     
  10. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Oh, ok....well, it makes me feel better blaming AT&T
     
  11. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    That comment just proves that you're most likely ignorant to the truth. Don't always blame something that in all likelihood had nothing to do with it.

    Apple did this to help cut down on data usage so you don't go over on your plan every month.
     
  12. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is implementing delta updates in iOS5.

    Delta means you only download the parts of the app that changed, not the whole app every time there's an update.

    For instance, that 50mb game that adds a 1mb level will only download the 1mb level and not 51mb (app + new level) since the delta is only 1mb and you already have the app installed.

    It's a much smarter system.

    FYI: this is also how they are doing OTA updates for their software. No more 800mb .ipsw file, just the XXmb that changed between software versions will be downloaded, directly on the phone. Very nice (unless you jb of course)
     
  13. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Is that is it, then finally they do something awesome! And it is OTA, so I can download it through Wi-Fi or even 3G right?
     
  14. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    It still depends on the size of the update.
     
  15. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    The size I know, but the idea may be that correct?
     
  16. DiamondMac, Jul 8, 2011
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    And your comment just proves that you have the least sense of humor possible

    Good gracias, it was a joke that I thought anyone with a brain would get.

    I was wrong and have no issue admitting it. Case closed.
     

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