As iOS devices increase in power and storage size, developers are releasing more and more high-quality games to take advantage of that increased horsepower and space. They’ve long had a 2GB limit on how much space their app could take up, which limited how much stuff they could have in their games, but today Apple increased that limit.
Apple has announced that it’s increasing the maximum size of an app package from 2GB to 4GB. The Cupertino firm says that this will allow developers to “include more media” and “provide a more complete, rich user experience.” However, the limit on the size of apps that can be downloaded of a cellular connection isn’t budging from its 100MB limit.
With the increasing horsepower included with iOS device, and the higher-resolution screens on the new iPhone models, it’s good to see Apple increase the maximum app size to 4GB to let developers better take advantage of those more powerful tools. One downside, though, is that Apple still sells iPhone models with 8GB and 16GB of internal storage, and so games larger than 2GB can take a significant amount of space from those devices.