Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2010 6:37 PM (in response to Ashka)Worldwide for downloading apps/movies, etc directly to the iPad over 3G.MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.3), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, White 60GB 5G, Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 5:30 AM (in response to Ashka)There is only a limit in the sense that you must buy a data plan that allows either 200MB per month or 2GB per month of data usage...(allowing for overage)
The 20MB limit you're referring to is only specific to iTunes...Apple has placed a limit on the size of apps that can be downloaded via 3G vs needing WIFI... that limit is 20MB...so if you are trying to download an apps that is over 20MB you will need to connect to a WIFI network in order to get it...
This limit is not part of the limit with the data you purchase and use each month to useiMac 24" 2.8 - iMac 20" 2.4 - 17" MBpro 2.8 - 15" MBpro 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS 32GB and 16GB - OS 3.1.3 - iPad 32GB WIFI and iPad 32GB 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 5:55 AM (in response to ShadyMac)Besides apps, the 20 MB limit also applies to movies and other purchases from iTunes. However, you can stream all you want up to you total plan limit.
Message was edited by: lllaass to adding streaming.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 1:34 PM (in response to ShadyMac)Thanks guys but this is not making much sense.. I am NOT in the US.
I do NOT have access to WiFi or streaming. My only internet access is via 3G with a 4gig monthly data plan..
At this stage I'm downloading everything for my future iPad through iTunes on my Mac over 3G. Music, iBooks, iWork, Apps & Videos etc.
The iPad will have a micro sim with a 1 or 2Gig 3G data plan. No WiFi access unless I share my Macs 3G access through Airport which seems rather daft.
The question remains, 20MB limit worldwide or just for the US.MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3), June '08. Firewire 400 + 800
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 7:04 PM (in response to Ashka)I'm in OZ i have a 64g Ipad with 3g and Unfortunately the 20MB download limit still applies.
i believe the limit was put in place by or for the benefit of the AT&T network in the US because they couldn't handle the data usage when the iPhone came out.
in oz Apple has kept the limit in place i don't know if this is at the request of the telecos or just Apple being Apple.
it ***** if you want to download a large app of a tv show you will have to hit macas or fire up the macbook.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 8:20 PM (in response to Ashka)20MB is only a limit for direct to iPad transfer from iTunes and Apps store. This limit is imposed by Apple, not the carriers. It is intended to keep their store running effectively, and minimize the failed downloads that might occur on larger file sizes, and the resultant service and support issues.IMac Intel 20" , Mac Mini PPC and MacBook Pro 2.2ghz (4GB, SSD), iPad 64GB X2, Mac OS X (10.5), iPhone 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 9:07 PM (in response to dylan.g)Thanks dylan,
So to get over the 20mb limit, I'm left with sharing my Mac's 3g access with the iPad via Airport ~ hit Macas or Esquires for their WiFi or just use the same 3g on my Mac and sync the iPad.
At least I know for sure now ~ still a daft system outside the US though..MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), June '08. Firewire 400 + 800
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2010 7:16 PM (in response to Ashka)No more worries about the 20MB download limit....
I have decided to purchase a NetComm 3G travel router t1.
A MiFi would work but only with one of the 2 main mobile networks here.
Just put the 3G USB Modem into the router and hay presto WiFi. (Sim only into MiFi)
Save by buying a WiFi only iPad, share the one 3G data plan with Laptops and multiple iPads.MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3), June '08. Firewire 400 + 800
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2010 1:40 AM (in response to Apollo8)Yeah this is a stupid rule, I'm in Italy and I have a 3G sim with a 10gb monthly limit, I bought the iPad here as I'm on a yacht and don't have wifi access and want to be bake to download my tv shows, however I can't do it still. If I'd known I would have bought the wifi iPad and a separate adapter for a 'dongle' and that would have been that. I'm so annoyed that this isn't made well known for people buying them.iPad 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 5:12 PM (in response to British Bulldog)
I think apple should refund everyone the extra cost who bought 3G iPad2 as it is a scam and doesn't work!! Either that or they remove this ridiculous 20MB limit. Telstra in Oz has told me it is an Apple issue, not their limit. We bought my mother-in-law the 3G version because she doesn't have a computer or modem! Big let down! No warning!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 3:52 AM (in response to Ashka)
Hi I'm in Uganda ang I am using orange 3G network and still faced with the same 20mb download limit.
I don't think this limit applies on the 3G carrier generally but rather I believe it's Apple Inc oriented because i've read posts from many people acros the globe and everyone is faced with the same fate.
So I was wondering has anyone come with the solution to this dilemma
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to Ashka)
Most of posts are of 2010 , now we are at the end of 2011 and I am pretty sure nobody got the restriction free download from iTunes via 3G. I request all of you to go to the apple iPad feedback page and request for a change in the rules.
Here is the link.