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  • Guuz Level 1 Level 1
    I'm getting extremely slow download speeds the last few day, before that it was no problem and I didn't change anything in my configuration!??
  • dariondesode Level 1 Level 1
    I've never make any changes to my settings and it is only itunes and ATV2 that is going slow. I am wondering if it is their servers even though they say it's not since when i get home from work it is going fast and finishes in a few min. Then it's like in a matter of a few min it drops to 10-16 hrs to download a movie. It has done this every night this week since i bought my ATV.
  • 3megistus Level 1 Level 1
    Same here. Incredible slow, not usable. iTunes, but also Apple software updates.
  • Craig Bowman Level 1 Level 1
    I'm in the exact same boat with the slow Apple downloads. This is affecting everything from iTunes to move trailers, etc. But the strange thing is, it's only happening during evening hours. Once the morning rolls around, things are up to speed again. I'm on a fast fiber connection here in Okinawa, Japan connecting to the United States iTunes store. It seems like a lot of these problems are occurring outside of the United States so I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
  • BoinEU Level 1 Level 1
    Same here.

    Downloading apps on the iPhone and iPad was taking too long so I tried it via iTunes on my Macbook. Download speed is about 20 KByte/s.

    Internet, Mail and all other network stuff is the same as always ( shows a 30 Mbit download and a 3 Mbit upload).

    Is it because off the App store on the Mac (more connections to Apple making it slower??).
  • Gary Jones2 Level 1 Level 1
    Just wanted to add to this thread.

    I found latest iTunes and OSX also gives the same issue here.

    Although id like to throw this into the equation. I was trying to get the latest iPhone update through iTunes - there are also non iTunes direct links to Apples site (quite easy to find on the net).

    The direct download maxed out my internet connection, the update through iTunes was a ridiculous 15kbs - it took 4 1/2 hours to download a file that would have taken 25 minutes with direct connection.

    So its not Apples server as the direct link from the same server were fine - im using Google DNS and that downloaded at full speed, however iTunes seems to be doing something very strange.
  • killerx Level 1 Level 1
    the same problem with me. download speed is only 50KB/s
  • Michael Mccrystal Level 1 Level 1
    Have had this same problem, but only over WiFi not over wired. Other WiFi transfers went at top speed, but iTunes movie rentals crawled. I took out my OpenDNS settings and poof! the itunes movie rental downloads returned to full speed. Annoying, but happy to have solved the prob (for now).

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  • mactvshows Level 1 Level 1
    does anybody know what the h* is going on with the speed downloads from apple server? 3hrs for download the update for iPod?? this f* sh** has at least more than a week. I have to update an atv and the same thing. My other downloads are ok.

    6Mbps my speed.
  • mactvshows Level 1 Level 1
    Fixed but not for Apple directly. I follow the steps suggested here:
  • Benjamin K. Melbye Level 1 Level 1

    Are you guys new to the internet or something?  If you start downloading a movie and it's slow, pause it and restart it a couple of times until it speeds up... oldest trick in the book.

  • Kennard Yamada Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing happening to me on iTunes and Apple TV. If Apple is going to keep pushing online content, this problem needs to be fixed...soon! Last night my wife and I tried to watch an episode of The Killing but had to wait 30 minutes for the show to buffer enough to watch while downloading! Today I'm trying to get two more episodes and am showing 4-6 hour downloads. I'm very disappointed.

  • arnfoto Level 1 Level 1

    See post by Melbye - "Are you guys new to the internet or something?  If you start downloading a movie and it's slow, pause it and restart it a couple of times until it speeds up... oldest trick in the book."


    My movie download started at 4 hours, then finally 3 hours so I researched this discussion and tried what he says.

    Went from 3 hours to 14 min right away. Hit pause, wait a few seconds, hit resume. Brilliant. Thank you.

  • micahchaplin Level 1 Level 1

    I know this is an older thread, but I was experiencing this until I switched away from my ISPs default DNS and started using an alternate (not Google - I had a ton of issues with them).


    I would recommend trying alternate DNS services before blaming Apple. Had a 6 hour, 4 gig download drop to under an hour just by switching DNS providers.

  • JP1704 Level 1 Level 1

    HEY!!!! Seriously Apple, what gives??!! I used to be able to download a regular def movie from Itunes, go fix me a sandwich and 5 minutes later be able to almost directly stream the movie and watch it real time as it downloaded. It too about at the most, 2 hours. Now it takes over 5 hours!


    This has been going on for a couple of months now. There is NO REASON for me to pay extra to rent a movie from apple if it takes this long. Amazon takes half the time to download and at this point, Itunes is making me rethink walking those 3 blocks down the street to the nearest redbox.


    You will loose many clients very soon if you don't fix this. Apple and itunes is supposed to be the BMW of services and products, that's why we pay EXTRA!!


    I would suggest you start taking better care of your costumers