If you have the iOS 6 beta installed, be sure you watch how many apps you are putting on your phone. A consulting firm just discovered that the betas will only support up to 500 applications on the device at one time, and if you put more, you device will most likely suffer from slow boot times, random reboots, and “other issues.” The firm’s had to convince Apple to up the limit, saying users want more than 500 applications. Mid Atlantic Consulting reports that if there are more than 500 apps installed on a device with iOS 6 beta (any of the 3), their device will begin to be sluggish when rebooting, and will have all sorts of performance related issues.
The firm claims that if a user goes as far as installing over 1,000 applications, the device may just not boot up at all, forcing some users to restore them in order to use them again. The company is claiming Apple has acknowledged the issue, and that at first they didn’t want to do anything about it (which, I don’t really blame them, who has that many apps anyways?), but Mid Atlantic “convinced” them that we need more than 500 app on our iDevices. Here’s part of the report:
At first, Apple’s stand was who needs that many apps. After many discussions, we were able to convince them that if they expect the iPhone to replace your phone, your pocket gaming system, your smart-home remotes, your TV remotes, you day-timer, etc. then they have to allow almost unlimited apps.
Apple has now promised to “correct” the issue in an upcoming iOS beta, Mid Atlantic reports, however “it may not be in the next beta.”
What do you think? Do you have over 500 apps? Am I a minority in not having so many? Is the lift of the limit necessary? Let us know in the comments.
Via: Mid Atlantic Consulting (They have a poll on their site that you can vote with how many apps you have on your device and see what other people are saying)