Apple raises 3G/4G download limit to 50MB
With the launch of the Retina Display iPad, Apple increased the maximum size of content that can be downloaded over a cell connection.
iOS users who need to download a beefy app over 3G or 4G now have a better shot.
Apple yesterday bumped up the download limit for content over a cell connection to a healthy 50 megabytes. Previously, iOS users were restricted to downloading items no larger than 20MB unless they did so over Wi-Fi.
Apple did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comment. But my own testing confirmed the change.
I tried downloading a 37MB app over a 3G connection and received no error message as I would have in the past.
But when I attempted to grab a 100MB app, a message told me that the item was over 50MB, requiring me to use a Wi-Fi network or iTunes on my PC to download it.
By upping the limit, Apple will make it easier for both developers and 3G/4G users eager to try out new apps designed for the iPad's new 2,048-by-1,536-pixel display.