Apple has raised cellular download limit for apps on the App Store to 150 MB, but why restrict it in 2017?

Apple has increased the cellular download limit for apps on the App Store. An update posted by the company on the it's Developer's blog mentioned that the download limit has been increased to 150 MB from the previous download limit of 100 MB. The increase in download limit will let users download more apps through their cellular network on the App Store.

Why Apple is still restricting the size of downloads on the App Store and in the TV app is still a mystery to us. We've moved well past the age of severely limited connections, even in a "third world" country like India. To download an app over 150 MB in size, or to download a movie or TV show, you must use a Wi-Fi network. There is literally no other option. This silliness is further exacerbated by the fact that you can still download the same data on your Mac if you tether your iPhone to it. There are no restrictions on that front.

App Store on iOS 11 Beta

App Store on iOS 11 Beta

Apple has also released its new iOS 11 on 19 September globally. The new iOS brings augmented reality applications through Apple's AR kit, a new user interface including a new Dock on the bottom of the display, file manager to manage files on the system which was missing on previous iOS versions.

The iOS 11 brings drag and drop feature which allows the users to drag and drop text, photos, and files from one app to another.

The company has made multitasking easy on the new iOS and users can use two app simultaneously in Slide Over and Split View. Apple has updated the App Store, and let the users customise the control center and also brought new emojis and wallpapers on on the new iOS.

The tech giant recently released the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus,  iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple tv 4k. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be released on 29 september in India. The release of the Apple watch in India has not been confirmed yet. The prices of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are expected to start from Rs 64,000 in India.

Published Date: Sep 20, 2017 08:46 AM | Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 08:58 AM