Apple Doubles 3G Download Cap for iPhone to 20MB

iLounge discovered that Apple has stealthily doubled the limit for iPhone over-the-air downloads via 3G from it's previous 10MB cap to 20MB, though the reasons remain unclear:

it could be related to the impending release of the iPad, improvements in carrier bandwidth, or simply a desire to allow users to have anywhere access to larger applications on the App Store.

We're getting 20MB shown in our tests as well, so we'll just add this to VoIP over 3G, and SlingPlayer over 3G, as a sign the data pipes, they might be a loosening...

So what do you think, 20MB a big difference?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.