iOS apps getting bigger, games in particular are massive

iOS apps getting bigger, games in particular are massiveWhen contemplating the storage on your next iDevice, be it an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you might want to bear the following little story in mind.

An ABI Research study has shown that the average size of an iOS app has gone up fairly significantly since March this year, with games in particular swelling to crazy proportions.

Across all App Store categories, the average iOS app now weighs in at 23MB. That’s an increase of 16% over six months.

As for games, the average app now breaks the scales at 60MB. That’s a six-month increase of 42%. Android games, incidentally, were up just 10% over the same period.

Indeed, it’s not uncommon for individual iOS games to weigh in at more than 1GB these days. I’m thinking in particular of Avengers Initiative and Infinity Blade II.

ABI cites Apple’s decision in March to increase the App Store’s OTA download limit from 20MB to 50MB. And not forgetting all the Retina stuff, as well as universal apps – developed for both iPhone and iPad.

Of course, Apple doesn’t like microSD cards, so think long and hard before you fork out for that 16GB iDevice.

via: ABI Research

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Pondlife  Oct. 18, 2012 at 16:29

Did Bard's Tale make it to ios too, that's rather huge.

Stelph  Oct. 19, 2012 at 09:01

Of course iOS games are getting bigger, the iPhone has a 4" screen now

socialjeebus  Oct. 19, 2012 at 09:55

Another reason to laugh at the numerous claims of full-fat console quality gaming on mobiles. That's someway off for now.


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