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Apple Enables iTunes Music Downloads Over 3G

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Jan 6, 2009, 1:46 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Apple today announced that iPhone users can now buy music from the iTunes Store app and download the songs directly over 3G networks. Downloading previously required a Wi-Fi connection. The company also announced that all music will be now available in a DRM-free AAC format. A wider range of pricing was also announced, with songs available at 69 cents, 99 cents, or $1.29 starting in April.




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Jan 6, 2009, 3:40 PM


Yes...it is a small thing...but it is the little things in life!! I have no WIFI close and now I can get ANY song almost ANY time I want. Should have been like this all along!
and DRM FREE!!!!

The only trick now is to find AT&T 3g coverage.

To steal a Family Guy joke, "its like trying to find diversity in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog". 😁
Good. 😁 It's actually better than what the other carriers offer since the price remains the same.
I always found it weird that the others charge like $1.99-$2.99 for one song, and you gotta re-download the song onto your computer again.
Yeah, I agree, 3G OTA downloading should have been enabled upon the launch of Iphone 3G.

Personally I'd like to see an AmazonMp3 application available to download to handsets beyond the HTC G1.

OTA downloading from AmazonMp3 would be awesome, I ...

Jan 6, 2009, 7:47 PM

Isn't AT&T's network slow as it is?

This will definitely slow down the network with traffic.
No, AT&T has the fastest 3G and 2G networks. Downloads even over EDGE take roughly ~3-4 minutes per song. I would not expect this to put any more strain on the networks than the podcasting and YouTube support.

Jan 6, 2009, 7:09 PM

picture share service on Iphone

I know this has probably been posted b4 but I am new to this forum so... The Iphone does everything else so well. Why on earth wouldnt they come up with a picture share service. Its fine sending pics thru email, but, its not like the old days ya know? Anybody got a logical answer?
Nope... No logical answer can be found to this question. The technology exists, the ability to put it on a phone exists, but there is just no logical answer to it at all... Sorry.
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