When 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.
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