- Jan 21, 2011
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?
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.Keynote went from 115MB to 327MB; Numbers increased from 109MB to 283MB, and Pages went from 95MB to 269MB. With the exception of iMovie (which also added in new support for iMovie Trailers as it ballooned from 70MB to 404MB), these apps increased their file sizes by a factor between 2.5 and 3. (iMovie is nearly six times larger than before.)
A smaller app like Tweetbot, for example, will reportedly grow from 8.8MB to 24.6MB. Larger, graphically intense games that weigh in between 300MB and 500MB today will likely require 750MB to 1.5GB once they update their art assets.
What 1080p movies? The 1080p movies on iTunes are only 10-15% larger than the 720p movies, because of H.264 4.0 compression.I'm thinking the 1080p movies will be a lot larger, so I was thinking the apps would be a lot larger too.
Be glad you can actually GET 1080p movies on the iTunes store...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.
Australians don'tBe 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
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.
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.I know Apple updated their own apps the other night.. so are these the new file sizes published in the App Store?