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  • Apple Working to Remove Artificial Limit iOS 6 App Limit



    A small snafu present in the current developer edition of iOS 6 restricts the total number of apps users can install on their iDevices.

    The number is insanely high. Users with 500 apps installed will begin to noticeably slow down, and engage in auto-reboots, while those who have as many as 1,000 apps will find their device not booting at all. Apparently the high threshold was of little concern to Apple, especially when considering how many people actually have between 500 and 1,000 apps installed.

    However, the Mid Atlantic Consulting (MAC) made the point that if Apple expects devices like the iPhone to replace gaming consoles, televisions,and other devices iOS should allow users to install an unlimited number of apps. MAC cited the late Steve Jobsí claim that only limit on the number of apps was the number of folders and apps per folder. Apple has already reportedly agreed to provide a fix for the App restriction in the next version of iOS 6.

    New reports have surfaced that there might not in fact be a virtual limit on the number of apps users can install on their devices, and that the report itself may have been an isolated incident. MAC claims they confirmed the test on four difference iDevices including both the iPad and iPhone. The theoretical maximum for the number of installed apps on a single device spans 11 home pages, with 2,160 apps. However, users can install more applications and launch them from the devices search function, meaning a potentially unlimited number of apps can be installed granted the space is available.

    The obvious question in all of this: does anyone actually own 500 apps let alone 1,000?

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Working to Remove Artificial Limit iOS 6 App Limit started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by gruhu13 View Post
      maybe 5 non stock apps installed - dont want to spend too much time on gaming and surfing - lifes better when your outside =)
      What is this 'outside' thing you talk of?
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      Quote Originally Posted by jw154j View Post
      865 iPhone apps, 658 iPad apps here
      Wow, you have issues...
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Idk why they dont have this already
    1. Silver_Genie's Avatar
      Silver_Genie -
      506 apps installed *checks into rehab*
    1. dougchapin's Avatar
      dougchapin -
      756 for me. I hate that I have to have multiple game and photography folders..... game1, game2, game3. Why won't Apple let us put as many as we want in a folder? Frustrating.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Something like 650 for me
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by dougchapin View Post
      756 for me. I hate that I have to have multiple game and photography folders..... game1, game2, game3. Why won't Apple let us put as many as we want in a folder? Frustrating.
      Apple Working to Remove Artificial Limit iOS 6 App Limit
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      Too many apps on the phone is a hassle especially when you are trying to find the app you need at that time. I really have not time to scroll all over the place to get the app I wanted. lol. 500 is already going too far I think.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by soidroidios View Post
      Too many apps on the phone is a hassle especially when you are trying to find the app you need at that time. I really have not time to scroll all over the place to get the app I wanted. lol. 500 is already going too far I think.
      Isn't that what spotlight is for?
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by dougchapin View Post
      756 for me. I hate that I have to have multiple game and photography folders..... game1, game2, game3. Why won't Apple let us put as many as we want in a folder? Frustrating.
      FolderEnhancer in Cydia
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Isn't that what spotlight is for?
      ok. you got me off guard. what's spotlight?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The search function!
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      oh. haha. I rarely used that. Sorry. I didn't know it was named spotlight. I must have missed that issue.. I don't normally need it so I don't use it. I guess if I do break down and suddenly install 500+ apps, I will finally have some use for it.
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      They should also work on removing the 12 limit apps-in-folders amount.
      With Folder Enhancer, it is no longer a problem. I personally like how it is able to make a folder appear and act like just another Springboard page (with a title), yielding more of a true folder feel.