Why Wi-Fi ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stevepeck, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. stevepeck macrumors member

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    #1
    Why do you need wi-fi for the itunes store, but not for the apps store on a 3G
    iphone?
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    #2
    because the phone networks (at&t etc) generally have their own music store, and would either require that to be used, or for apple to charge higher prices on the iphone over the phone network
    the record companies also sometimes demand more money when music is sold on mobile phones over the network

    obviously this does not apply to the app store
     
  3. jarvijarv macrumors regular

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    Jun 21, 2008
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    #3
    iPHONE 3G newbie

    hahaha! i know, i can never get on iTunes thru my 3G. All the Wi-Fi connections in my area are always locked and require a password! ...it's a good option (able to do it at home, with my Mac's AppleShare on), just like 3G,...but i use Edge 99% of the time, and with the new 2.0.1 installed, my 3G runs even faster!! :D
     

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