App thinning not thinning yet?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Schtibbie, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering whether the App store was already serving up currently-existing versions of apps in "thinned" form (where those apps had already been properly compiled in the recent past)... I think it's not quite working yet maybe.

    Netflix was shown as an example (somewhere I saw a presentation slide) where it should go from 41 to 29 megs or so. Sure enough, the app store shows it, on my iphone 6, as being 29 megs. But if I erase the app from my phone and re-download it with the "cloud" icon in appstore, it just redownloads the 41 meg version I previously had installed. NOT the 29 meg version advertised in the app store as being the current version.

    Anyone have any other experiences?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What's in the App Store is essentially the compressed installation, and when the app is actually uncompressed and installed it's larger.
     
  3. Schtibbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, then my question stands somewhat: The app is just as big NOW as it was before ios 9 even though there was an advertised (by apple) size reduction for netflix. Perhaps they compiled a version of the app JUST as a proof of concept in thinning and that version isn't actually what's in the app store TODAY. ? Perhaps the first time we'll see any app thinning AT ALL will be after new releases of those apps. But i thought we'd be able to see it by deleting all our apps and reinstalling them on ios9.
     
  4. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    I've updated 10 apps today and the available storage gone from 300MB to 600MB. Maybe Netflix app doesn't actually have it yet?
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, some of my apps have updated for it too, but a lot haven't yet.
     

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