Apple doubles the maximum app size on the iOS App Store to 4GB

Apple doubles the maximum app size on the iOS App Store to 4GB

Remember the days when software was measured in kilobytes? Yeah me neither.

Keeping with the trend of ever-larger apps, Apple today announced it has doubled its maximum app size on App Store from 2 GB to 4 GB, its first ever size increase since the marketplace launched in 2008.

You’ll need to download these apps over Wi-Fi, however; downloads on mobile networks are still limited to 100 MB.

The increase should be particularly beneficial for games, which often have to load tons of pre-rendered content and high-resolution textures.

Apple via MacRumors

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