Why the heck is the Mac App Store so slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xero9, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    My internet connection is pretty speedy (faster than 2011 MBA can handle), but even at 60Mbps I should be able to download Xcode in less than 10 minutes, but instead it takes hours because it's only transferring at around 2-3Mbps.

    I can see why some developers get their copy of Xcode from other sources..

    I can't possibly be the only one, but at the same time this can't be the norm..
     
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    I'll add to your "why" on this -

    Some larger files should be broken down into smaller files that are re-assembled on the user side OR have a better way to checksum the download so that if it fails at some point, it will properly RESUME from where it left off. I find super slow frustrating and more so if I have to start over because of a hiccup in the connection/communication.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    I've Onenote twice, other app dl in seconds Onenote took perhaps more than 30 min.
     

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