Still have to connect to wifi for apps over 50 mb?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by krashx7, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. krashx7 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2012
    Why did they leave this limitation on the app store? Why would it matter now that we have LTE?
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Having LTE has nothing to do with your carrier not wanting you smashing their towers with 50mb+ downloads.
  3. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2010
    Houston, TX
    the limitation used to be 20 has it been raised to 50? if so great
  4. krashx7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2012
    so its the carriers restriction and not apples? news to me..
  5. Scott90 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    It is Apple's decision. With a data plan that's 300MB (which exist), downloading 1 app could use 1/6th of your allowance, without you even knowing. If you increase that limit, that problem will become bigger and bigger. Apple is trying to protect you from that happening.
  6. McCool71 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    They should at least give you an option of not using wi-fi if you want to.

    I have a 10GB/month limit (not a hard limit - the speed is just throttled to 200KB/sec if I download more than that) and couldn't care less if I download something that is 50, 100 or 500MB to my phone using the cellular network.
  7. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    That happened after the retina iPad release.
    The retina devices normally cause the carriers to up the maximum file size for cellular download. When the iPhone 4 came out the limit went from 10mb to 20mb.
  8. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
  9. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    I'm sure apple would not want to restrict it but their original and severely limiting deal with AT&T forces them to. And it's not like they (the carriers) will budge. Look at FaceTime over cellular.
  10. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    And the 50MB limit applies to songs on iTunes Match as well.

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