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Tech Giant Apple Raises iOS Cellular Download Limit to 200MB

Before 2017, the enforced cellular limit for iOS users was just 100MB

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

From 150MB per app, Apple has finally increased iOS’ cellular download limit to 200MB to help users download larger apps, especially when they are away from Wi-Fi.

This is the first time since 2017 that the iPhone-maker has altered the download limit over mobile networks, Engadget reported on Friday. This should let users download larger apps in practice.

The file size limit prevents iOS users from accidentally downloading a big game on LTE and blowing through their carrier’s data cap, 9to5Mac reported on Friday.

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

However, it has become a headache for iOS users because the cellular limit is enforced non-discriminately, which bars iPhone users with unlimited data plans also from downloading apps and games over 200MB.

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The limit would be better implemented as a warning, informing the user that they are about to download a large file but including a “Continue Download” button to allow the download to complete, 9To5Mac added.

Before 2017, the enforced cellular limit for iOS users was just 100MB. (IANS)

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Apple Logs 75.6% Market Share in Q4 of 2019 in India

Apple logs 75.6% market share in India premium segment

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pple reached a record 75.6 per cent market share in the fourth quarter of 2019 in India. Pixabay

Apple reached a record 75.6 per cent market share in the fourth quarter of 2019 in India and the credit goes to the stellar performance of iPhone 11 and price drop on previous generation models.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in the premium ($500 or Rs 36,000 and above) segment, Apple reached a record 75.6 per cent market share.

According to Navkendar Singh, Research Director, IDC India, while the first half of 2019 was relatively slower for Apple, it managed to find growth in the second half.

“It happened on the back of price drops on previous generation iphone models (iPhone XR, 7, 8). This, along with affordability schemes like cashbacks, EMIs especially on the e-tailer platforms during festive quarter of Diwali, led to this growth,” Singh told IANS.

Buoyed by iPhone 11 sales primarily due to lower launch price and price drop on previous generation models, Apple registered double-digit growth in India for iPhones in the holiday quarter (October-December period), the company’s CEO Tim Cook announced late last month.

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As the tablet market is consolidating to the top five vendors, it helped Apple to gain the share in the premium segment. Pixabay

Apple also registered a good growth in wearables in India.

“Apple Watch and Airpods have been well received by the Indian consumers. Price reductions on Apple Watch Series 3 and the promotional discounts offered by banks and e-tailer channels on Apple Watch Series 5 made the device a popular purchase among consumers,” informed Singh.

iPad 2018 model also helped Apple register strong growth in India in 2019.

Frequent discounts on e-tailers made this device more attractive for consumers who are looking for an entertainment specific device.

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“As the tablet market is consolidating to the top five vendors, it helped Apple to gain the share in the premium segment. Also, this year, Apple was able to win a few large commercial deals, it further strengthens its position in the commercial segment,” Singh told IANS.

Apple became one of the fastest-growing brands in India in the fourth quarter of 2019, capturing 2 per cent market share with a year-on-year growth of 41 per cent. (IANS)