Ever since Apple introduced higher resolutions in their smartphones, app sizes naturally had to be increased to accommodate the larger image files. And more powerful hardware also means that apps are more complex and can do things we couldn’t do before, a few years ago.
And so Apple has announced that they are now increasing the maximum app size from 2GB to 4GB. This allows developers to release apps that could be as big as 4GB in size. This is great for more complex apps, like graphics intensive games, or to create games with longer playtimes for instance. Not being restricted is a good thing for all app developers in fact.
Apple says: “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 provide a more complete, rich user experience upon installation.”
However this does not change the cellular network delivery size, which is still very limited to 100MB. I can’t wait to see what developers do with the extra size. More and better games will obviously be headed our way. We all like longer play times as well. This is awesome news.
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