iPhone Speed vs. Number of Apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iFerd, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone thought about how the number of apps installed might affect overall responsiveness of the iPhone? I had 38 apps installed, but the Other prt of the memory tracer in iTunes was still only about 330 MB, not much. And overall, it seemed as if about 40% of my device was free after counting music, podcasts, and videos installed on it. Yet when I uninstalled several apps that I kept mainly out of curiosity, I have the impression that the OS got more responsive.

    Is there any sense to this? Or am I just dreaming? I've never seen any discussion about how much free memory one ought to keep to promote effective overall performance.
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    If you have extra space, even with tons of apps installed, I don't think it should affect the iPhones performance since only one 3rd-party app can run at a time, so the memory would not be affected like in an OS that allowed multiple apps to run.

    I can understand if an app has bugs and causes actions while the app is open to run slow like getting calls, switching songs, etc.
     
  3. mrgoat macrumors newbie

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    Well if the iphone OS really is a scaled down version of OSX then it would make sense that more programs would cause a slowdown. As you may or may not know, OSX treats each application on the desktop as a seperate folder so it seems to reason that iPhone OS may do the same.
     

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