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Apple To Increase Maximum App Size To 4GB


Apple-logo1Apple is allowing app developers more room to grow their apps by increasing the largest size of the apps from 2GB to 4GB. The move has come since the resolutions of the devices have grown, placing a greater demand on the ability of the developers to stick to the upper size limit. The increase will give greater scope for high resolution images and video to allow for more immersive games, and while the news is welcomed by a lot of developers and iOS users some customers will not be happy, more specifically the owners of the 16GB iOS Devices.
These bigger apps will have to be downloaded via Wi-Fi as Apple is not increasing the limit of the size of apps that can be downloaded over a data connection. The size increases are to take immediate effect, but there is now word on which developer will be first to take advantage of it.
In a post on their developer blog, Apple said:
The size limit of an app package submitted through iTunes Connect has increased from 2 GB to 4 GB, so you can include more media in your submission and give a more complete, rich user experience upon installation. Please keep in mind that this change does not affect the cellular network delivery size limit of 100 MB.
The latest breed of hyper-resolution screens will see the main advantages of the extra space thanks to developers’ ability to include more, higher resolution media than before — after all, this is enough space to pack in an entire, uncompressed DVD. But it is games that will really benefit from the increase, and there are sure to be some impressive-looking titles that emerge as a result of this policy change.