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

    Nov 7, 2006
    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


    Oct 25, 2008
    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

    Oct 13, 2008
    I've Onenote twice, other app dl in seconds Onenote took perhaps more than 30 min.

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