With the introduction of the Retina Display for the new iPad, we knew apps were going to get bigger, but just how much? That same Vietnamese site that brought us an early view of the new iPad has shared some screenshots from the new device, but also revealed how big updated apps are, and they’re huge.
These applications are developed by Apple has been upgraded to support the Retina screen, for example with Keynote (iWork software sets), this application previously only content of 115MB but its latest version is 327MB. Numbers from 109MB or 283MB up to, from 95MB to 269MB Pages, iMovie from 70MB to 404MB. On average, these applications increased 2.5 to 3 times the older versions mostly to support the Retina Display resolution, besides adding some new features.
That’s not the only source for this information. iPadInsight is reporting similar growth, but with different specific numbers:
– Tweetbot: 22.2MB before the retina display update – 40.9MB after update
– Numbers: 207MB before – 401MB after
– Pages: 153MB before – 364MB after
While the precise numbers may be up for discussion, it looks like apps are at least doubling in size, and possible even tripling. That’s a huge size increase, and one that should be taken into consideration when thinking about how big of storage you’ll want on your new iPad.