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iOS 6 Reportedly Limits Number of Installed Apps, Fix on the Way

by Todd Haselton | July 20, 2012July 20, 2012 11:30 am PST

iOS 6 on iPhone 4S / iPhone 4

iOS 6 reportedly limits users to installing no more than 500 applications on an iOS device. That doesn’t seem like that big of an issue to me, I personally have never had more than a 100 or so apps installed (and I’m not even sure if I’ve even had that many) but that’s apparently the limit, according to CNET.

Apple reportedly wasn’t too worried about the app cap at first, but a consulting firm recently said that it isn’t good news for consumers who expect to use their iPhone or iPad as a phone, a gaming console, a multimedia device and more. We’re going to have to argue with Mid Atlantic Consulting just a bit here, however. Do you really¬†need 500 applications installed at once? I can’t imagine why one would need, say, 200 games, 100 music apps and 200 random additional applications. You can always store applications in iTunes and install them when needed… it just seems so¬†unnecessary. But, it’s your phone and your tablet, so I suppose you should be able to do what you want with it.

Still, apparently Mid Atlantic Consulting made enough of a fuss that Apple is planning to release a fix that allows for an unlimited number of installed applications in its next beta.

[via CNET]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...