A consulting firm has discovered that Apple’s existing iOS 6 betas will only support up to 500 installed apps at any one time, and that with any more than that, devices suffer from slow boot times, random reboots, and “other issues.” The firm has had to convince Apple that users need support for more than 500 apps to have the limit lifted.Mid Atlantic Consulting reports that when a user has over 500 apps installed on an iOS device under the new iOS 6 betas (all three of them), their device will become unusually sluggish when rebooting, and it will throw up all kinds of issues.
If a user install over 1,000 apps, then the firm claims that the device won’t boot up at all, and that users are forced to restore them to bring them back to life.
The company claims that Apple has acknowledged this issue, and that at first, the Cupertino company wasn’t willing to do anything about it — until Mid Atlantic “convinced them” that we need more than just 500 apps on our devices.
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 fix this problem in an upcoming iOS 6 beta, Mid Atlantic reports, “bit it may not be in the next beta.”
If you’re running the iOS 6 beta and you’ve got a lot of apps installed, have you noticed any problems?