Apple Marginally Lifts Cellular Data Download Restrictions for iPhones and iPads

If you’ve been an iPhone user, you’d be aware that downloading large files, especially apps on cellular data is not possible. The limit is currently capped at 150MB. Apple has now given some breathing room to iPad and iPhone owners by raising that limit to 200MB. This means you can finally download that large app you so badly wanted to.

Apple’s idea behind the restrictions is that downloading apps over cellular data could eat into the customer’s monthly data allowance. However, there’s no option in the settings to change this feature, even if you’re on an unlimited cellular data plan. One has to think whether something like this makes sense when we’re already discussing the spread of 5G mobile data networks around the world.

If the rumors are true, Apple could finally make the jump to 5G networks later this year with the new iPhone 11. Following in the footsteps of companies like OnePlus, Samsung and others, it seems like Apple will be ready with 5G by the end of 2019. Backward compatibility will be a massive concern for Apple as 5G technology requires a separate chip onboard.

A rumor earlier this week spoke about Apple potentially adding dual Bluetooth connectivity for headphones. It was not clear if this will be a software or a hardware feature, but knowing Apple, it will probably be limited to the 2019 iPhones. There are several other rumors making the rounds right now, including one that talks about bilateral charging, allowing an iPhone to charge an AirPods case, for example.

Via: 9to5Mac