Now that the iPad has LTE, the old 20MB limit on over-the-air downloads just isn’t going to cut it anymore. So Apple has more than doubled it to 50MB, applicable to movies, apps, games, music, and more.
The long overdue upgrade was first noticed by App Advice, who says:
Previously, when using a cellular data network Apple fans could only download iOS applications of 20 megabytes or under – if users attempted to download a bigger app, a pop-up message interrupted the process, which explained that a wireless network was required in order to download sizeable applications.
However, after looking at Apple’s API we discovered the company had increased the limit. The change came following Apple’s announcement of an LTE-campaible iPad, moments ago in San Francisco, California.
The new limit is now in effect, and supports all kinds of media – music, video and apps.
Personally, 50GB still seems pretty paltry, but as long as wireless carriers have data caps, I guess we’ll have to live with it.