The technology blog Sensor Tower has shown us a fact that should at least make us think. The size of the main iPhone applications has increased by 1,000 percent in four years . This is a growing trend in the world of mobile applications. To get an idea of what this means, the total space required by the 10 most installed iPhone applications has increased from 164MB to 1.8GB in the last four years.
Randy Nelson, author of the study, reports that “according to App Intelligence’s Sensor Tower analysis, the total space required by the 10 most installed iPhone applications in the United States has grown from 164 MB in May 2013 to approximately 1.8 GB last month, an 11-fold increase or approximately 1,000 % in just four years” . Let’s take a closer look at this data.
The application that has grown the most in size is Snapchat. The size of the Snapchat application has increased more than 50 times, from only 4MB to 203MB in the last four years . But the Facebook application now weighs 388MB, which is 12 times larger than it was in May 2013, when it was only 32MB. And that’s not all, the Facebook application lacks internal messaging and offers it as a separate application, with the not inconsiderable 297MB.
It is logical that there is an increase in weight in the applications because they offer much greater functionality, but the increase in weight does not correspond to much better applications . Unfortunately, the size of the applications is growing at a much faster rate compared to the storage device itself. It has taken almost four years for the minimum storage for the iPhone to increase from 16GB (iPhone 4S) to 32GB (iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus).
Apple is taking care of space optimization in iOS 11 with the download of unused applications. “It will automatically remove unused applications, but it will keep the documents and data. Reinstalling the application will put the data back, if the application is still available on the App Store.
That’s why we often have to be careful when installing certain applications, as their functionality can be done almost equally by the Safari browser . What do you think about the overweight of these applications? Have you noticed an increase in those you use the most? Tell us about it in comments, we’ll be waiting for you.