The answer to this question depends on your iPhone’s capabilities. For users who have faster data connections, the download time will be noticeably longer. For users with slower connections, the download time can vary wildly. The download time is usually in the vicinity of one minute, which is way better than waiting for the download to complete, which can take up to hours.
The download time is a common problem with iPhones that people tend to blame on the slow cellular connection. Most people are familiar with the “slow connection” problem, and the solution is to set your iPhone to “auto-connect” mode, which will bypass the download time altogether until the data connection is significantly faster. It’s a quick trick, but you’ll want to make sure your iPhone is configured properly before you apply it.
What’s really going on is that Apple is having issues with their Wi-Fi, which is causing the download to take longer than it should. Many iPhone users have reported that their downloads are taking up to five hours on average. The problem is not on Apple’s end, but rather the network provider. The problem is caused by the fact that their Wi-Fi network is not as fast as their cellular network.
This is a problem that Apple shares with other carriers, such as Verizon. The problem is that Apple is one of the few companies that have their own cellular network, so it’s important that Apple’s network is as fast as their wireless network, otherwise they might not have enough cellular traffic to keep up with the download.
There are two solutions to this problem: Either the network provider needs to step up their network by providing better service, or else the download time should be reduced. I think the latter is more likely in the future, but for now I think the first is preferable.
It’s possible that the download time might be reduced by the cellular network providers who have a better network than Apple. Or maybe the download time could be further reduced by some other factor, like app compatibility.
Well, the good news is that if you have a lot of apps using the same server and you use the same one for both of your devices, the download time might be reduced. But there are still plenty of reasons to still go Apple for the ultimate download speeds.
The good news is that many cellular providers have better network speeds than Apple. There can be a very small difference between two providers, but in general, the download time (or the time it takes the cellular provider to get your data to your device) is probably going to be significantly improved.
In other words, there are plenty of ways to save on Apple’s website. Most of them involve getting a good deal on a SIM card and using that. The other big reason to go Apple, however, is in the security department. While the latest iOS is generally very secure, there are still some very bad practices that iOS has, and Apple will not hesitate to disable a lot of them if it can help.
Apple’s new App Store will use the iPhone’s cellular radio to get the data you use and store it. That’s a huge improvement over the old system.