Apple iOS6: You Can Have Too Many Apps

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  1. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently there is such a thing as "too many apps".


    From the article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/07/20/apple-ios6-you-can-have-too-many-apps/
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I only use a dozen or so regularly, so I guess I am good to go with iOS 6
     
  3. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming 50MB per app, 1000 apps is already 49GB. The 64GB iPad comes with about 57GB available fresh out of the box, so 1000 apps is doable but not likely at all.

    I personally don't see the point of 1000 apps. I've only got about 40 apps from the App Store and I don't even come close to using all of them on a regular basis.
     
  4. MeetJoe macrumors newbie

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    I am okay with it

    I only have three pages of apps in my iPhone 4S installed and feel like my plate is full. So I don't think I will ever cross this "sky-is-the-limit' mark.
    It is just a number and won't affect majority of people using iDevice.
     
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    I don't think there is a single person in the world who can justify having 1000 apps.
     
  6. Nyk0n macrumors regular

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    I have about 112 and only a small amount of those are used regularly. dont know how or why anyone would install 1000 apps on any mobile device...
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I actually like the idea....I have far too many apps...Some now redundant that are just taking up space...I'm a confirmed data / App hoarder...I doubt that the limit would be restrictive to users though...That would be a backwards step.
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    This thread from 2008 would suggest there already was an app limit in previous software.
     
  9. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Which thread from 2008?
     
  10. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    You have to be a real app-whore to have that many apps. Note I didn't say need.

    I just checked and I've got 97(!) apps on this thing. 'course that's from 3 years of iPhone use and the usual "ooo, it's free! download". I probably use 10 of them on a regular basis.
     
  11. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    I had 357 apps on my iPhone the first months when i got it. I deleted so many of them that i didn't use and YES! So glad i did that :)
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I have lots of apps but only a small subset on my phone. Most of the apps are stuff my kids want to play with.

    I do not have anything to worry about hitting any sort of app threshold in my case ;)
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    1000 app limit? Damn Apple and all of the limitations!
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I have 218 and nearly everyone who sees my phone says "Wow! You have a lot of apps!"

    So I would describe the average user as someone who "has way less than 218 apps."


    Also, people sometimes ask me for app suggestions when they buy a new iPhone. I usually type up an e-mail that ends up having about 25 or 30 suggestions on it. That kind of shows how much un-needed bloat I've got.
     
  15. APlotdevice, Aug 15, 2012
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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    The limit was set by the fact that you could only have 11 pages on your home screen. I think that limit is still there, but the introduction of folders in iOS 4 dramatically increased the number of apps that could be installed at once:

    iPhone
    (16 * 11) + 4 = 180 apps prior to iOS 4
    180 * 12 = 2160 apps after iOS 4

    IPad
    (20 * 11) + 6 = 226 apps prior to iOS 4
    226 * 20 = 4520 apps after iOS 4

    The number of apps you could have loaded in iOS 5 is potentially infinite since Newstand is not limited like a normal folder.
     
  16. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    43 apps here. And I use less than half of em regularly
     
  17. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    Unless the are finally planning to release the 128gb iPad and/or iPhone. :)
     
  18. shahrezsyed macrumors regular

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    I have about 450 apps but my iPad can't fit all of them anyways. Thus, I don't care. Anxiously waiting for iOS6.
     

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