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Slow Downloads From App Store

1028 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2013 10:03 PM by TallBearNC RSS
Gtrplayer19 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Nov 30, 2011 7:56 PM

Why does it take so long to download an app? The same apps I have on my iphone and ipad take much, much longer to download on my imac. Am I doing something wrong?

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  • VTWINCRAZY84 Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 7:59 PM (in response to Gtrplayer19)

    Check your download speed sin your preferences

  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 8:02 PM (in response to Gtrplayer19)

    Slow connecton? Overloaded servers? Happens...

     

    Best bet: stop the download, resume or start afresh at another time.

  • TallBearNC Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    May 18, 2013 10:03 PM (in response to Gtrplayer19)

    I have a 50x5 Mbit cable business class modem, from Time Warner, in my house (doing that give me priority bandwidth over other residences).... Also as a business class there's no data caps or port blockings.  The most I EVER get from the iTunes Store is 4-5MBytes/sec (about 35 Mbits)... Usually I get 1-2 MBytes/sec to iTunes or any device

     

    My guesses are

     

    1) Apple just doesn't have the bandwidth during certain times

    2) I notice they throttle accounts. If I download an entire hd season, I start out fast, then it slows after a few hrs... Im guessing apple has a max data cap per day then slows you down.

    3) I also don't think Apple is capable of handling all the new 35-50Mbit connections that are now readily available from the big cable companies.

     

    Im in Charlotte, NC, USA

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