We regret the error at press time. The 50MB download limit is in effect now.

Apple has increased the size of all cellular network downloads, across all devices, to 50MBs from the long-standing cap of 20MBs. Presumably, this is a move meant to ensure that more... complicated third-gen iPad titles will actually be available to those not around Wi-Fi. Of course, the next iPad also boasts 4G LTE. No better time to upgrade the ceiling, we suppose.

We've heard a lot of grumbling about the, now, old restriction at GDC this week. A lot of downloads come over cell, so developers want to be able to tap in the market. The downside, of course, is that it forced developers into making their games substantially smaller in scale and, in some cases, even prevented content updates.

[via Macrumors]

  • jindofox

    This would be a good time to raise the download caps, too. Suddenly 3GB doesn't seem as large.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=196601851 Gregory Edward

    The 4G network is LTE not LGE.  I love how the english letters rhyme together, it always makes conversations more confusing lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000550362553 Klas Segeljakt

    Or you can just disable the download limit over cellular network in settings.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

      Is this in the native OS? I always have to use a program called 3G unrestrictor which allows me to trick every app into thinking I'm on Wifi.

    • http://twitter.com/ohprinceoh princeff

      This never worked for me. Does it work for everyone else?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.m.mitchell Bryan Mitchell

    This is awesome news.  

  • http://twitter.com/CAZAP_GAMES JB de Cazenove

    This is indeed wonderful news. Development just got easier!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPV52ARO3PPF7B7S6DIWESOPII Slerba Slerssen

    For me this is better news than the "New iPad".