iPhone introduces 4GB apps?
News has reached us that Apple are to increase the maximum size of iOS applications from 2GB to 4GB.
Apple developers have stated that this is so that the app developers “can include more media and provide a more complete and rich experience upon installation.”
Ever since the launch of the App Store back in 2008 the 2GB limit was put into place, but many app developers around the world are pleased for the announcement of the new upgrade.
With more and more PC and console games making the transition to iPhones and iPads, such as Grand Theft Auto for instance, developers have to deal with how best to offer the user a great game experience but face the hassle of deciding which parts to cut to fit in with the maximum size constraints. But with the GB size increasing, app developers will be able to have a little more flexibility when it comes to what can be transferred over from PC game to phone.
However, although this is good news for gamers and iPhone users that want to have a richer experience, it does come at a cost. With lower capacity 8GB and 16GB iPhones and iPads, some users may feel restricted more than ever.
Which poses another question in itself – are lower capacity devices on the way out? What do you think?