Will app size be larger because of Retina?

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  1. iMaven macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if the size of some of the apps will be larger to accommodate Retina or will they be the same size? Anyone know?
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Most likely larger depending on the contents of the app.
     
  3. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  4. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I am an app developer, but i haven't optimized my apps yet, but when I went from the 3GS to the 4 the size did increase a bit
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    With the resolution being four times larger common sense would say yes.
     
  6. Aksta macrumors regular

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    nah the app is going to be the same size in the middle of the screen.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Devs. are going to take advantage of the higher res. Games will be larger for sure, photo related apps as well. Stuff that is more work related is likely to stay the same though...
     
  8. matttye macrumors 601

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    File size :p
     
  9. Aksta macrumors regular

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    ah right yes got it second time i read it
     
  10. iMaven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking the 1080p movies will be a lot larger, so I was thinking the apps would be a lot larger too.
     
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Macworld posted an article that did some detailing about this:

    http://www.macworld.com/article/165..._apps_and_the_coming_ipad_storage_crunch.html

    (Try not to vomit when the author mentions the iPad's "hard drive." I can't believe a computer magazine would hire someone dumb enough to write that.)

    The short answer is "of course!" This makes my decision to get a 64GB iPad 2 last year even smarter since I'm selling it to my dad. I have a 16GB iPhone 4S, and it's KILLING ME.

    If you're going to do more than the basic email, Internet and a few simple apps, 16GB is cuh-razy.
     
  12. iMaven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the article. It was very informative. These are pretty large jumps in storage space usage and may reduce the number of apps people download to their iPads...especially games.
     
  13. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Yes they will be larger, but we don't know by how much.
    What 1080p movies? The 1080p movies on iTunes are only 10-15% larger than the 720p movies, because of H.264 4.0 compression.
     
  14. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    Be glad you can actually GET 1080p movies on the iTunes store...

    Here in the UK, some of the tv shows have moved, but the movies are all still 720 :(
     
  15. G77 macrumors regular

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    Retina Apps size grow

    iMovie: 70MB to 404MB, Keynote: 115MB to 327MB, Numbers: 109MB to 283MB, Pages: 95MB to 269MB, TweetBot: 8.8MB to 24,6MB etc...
     
  16. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Australians don't :(

    In fact, we recently only got 720p available to purchase... six months to a year ago, maybe. I've got a lot of movies all in SD :(
     
  17. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Canadians either.
     
  18. sammich macrumors 601

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    'Retina' means 'higher resolution'. Higher resolution = more information. More information = more space. This generally only applies to images. Every app's usage of images varies, so a low image app or even a non image app wouldn't increase very much at all. High artwork apps such as games will moreorless take up a lot more room.
     
  19. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    So why didn't they make the ipad3's 32G,64G, & 128G??
     
  20. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Money would seem to be the obvious reason. The cost of the new iPad materials will be higher than previous generations. I assume they had to pick and choose where to cut corners: memory and FaceTime cameras, being two.

    Personally, I am fine with their choice.
     
  21. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    So next time around they can consolidate the models into Black 64GB 4G, White 64GB 4G, Black 128GB 4G, and White 128GB 4G.
     
  22. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    I know Apple updated their own apps the other night.. so are these the new file sizes published in the App Store?

    :O
     
  23. iMaven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Probably because of cost. Maybe next year will have 128GB because consumers have been waiting for it, including me. They just might be setting us up for that because Apple is offering a16GB model for $399 & $529. Next year they might just offer the 3 you mentioned, plus a 16GB version. If that happens, then I'll be upgrading the following year. I like being on the first cycle of upgrades instead of the second cycle.

    yes, they are new file sizes listed in the App Store.
     

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