/// Displays Are Getting Better and iOS Apps Are Getting Laaaaarrrrrger

October 17, 2012  |  All Things Digital


In the market for a new iPhone or iPad, but haven’t yet settled on a storage capacity? Here’s something to consider as you mull the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB question. The average size of iOS apps is growing — and quickly, too. ABI Research recently surveyed the iOS app ecosystem and found that as of September the average app size was 23 megabytes. That’s 16 percent more than it was in March. Now that’s the average size across all categories. The increase in the Games category was even greater. In September, the average game weighed in at 60MB, up 42 percent from March (Android’s average app size saw a 10 percent jump in size over the same period). Those are significant increases over a six month period. What’s behind them? A few things. The most obvious: the Retina Display with which Apple’s been outfitting its most recent iPhones and iPads allows developers to use better quality graphics, which are typically larger in file size.

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