“Apple really needs to do something about this.” —John Gruber
From a study posted last week by SensorTower‘s Randy Nelson:
According to Sensor Tower’s analysis of App Intelligence, the total space required by the top 10 most installed U.S. iPhone apps has grown from 164 MB in May 2013 to about 1.8 GB last month, an 11x or approximately 1,000 percent increase in just four years.
Most Growth Has Occurred in the Past Year:
Some Apps Have Grown More Than Others:
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“Apple really needs to do something about this,” writes John Gruber, who linked to Nelson’s findings on his Daring Fireball blog. “It’s not just that these apps are too big, but some of them issue software updates every week (or even more frequently). It’s a huge waste of bandwidth, time, and on-device storage space.”