Apple doubles the app size limit

Share

Apple has announced to developers that it is now accepting compiled app binaries up to 4GB in size – double the 2GB limit that previously existed.

iphone6apps

According to the Apple Developer post, the doubling of capacity for app developers will not affect the 100mb size limit on cellular downloads – so if anyone does make a 4GB app, it will mercifully have to downloaded via wifi.

It remains to be seen what motivated this change – but it is presumably Apple wanting to enable more complex apps, and also could suggest a future increase in iPhone storage capacity. Could the iPhone 7 start with 32GB storage rather than 16, perhaps?

James O’Malley