John Paczkowski

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Apple Raises Over-The-Air App Cap

Here’s a bit of interesting news in light of the looming launch of Apple’s iPad: The company has doubled its over-the-air 3G download limit, raising it from 10MB to 20MB worldwide.

So it seems restrictions on iPhone-related bandwidth usage are easing a bit, although why this is happening isn’t yet clear. It could be that Apple (AAPL) has increased its file size limit to prepare for the iPad, whose new form factor and speedy A4 chip will undoubtedly inspire developers to write larger, more sophisticated applications.

Or it could simply be Apple is now confident that the data networks of its carrier partners are capable of supporting larger downloads. Either way, it’s good news for iPhone owners and for developers who’ve found it a challenge to keep their apps at 10MB and below.