This got me thinking — as a user who has a lot of apps
installed, how much bandwidth does my phone use to keep my apps
One Friday I turned off auto-update for apps and let the update
queue build up for a week. The results shocked me.
It’s getting to the point where most apps can’t be updated over cellular because they’re all over 100 MB. This is madness.
Update: Many readers have written to argue that the listed sizes in the App Store aren’t what you actually download when updating an app, thanks to app thinning and other features. OK, but even with app thinning and delta updates these apps are still way too big as downloads and take up way too much storage on devices.
★ Thursday, 22 June 2017