4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2009 8:13 PM by Dragon's Nest
mobass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm curious, does Apple have a limit to how big (in Megabytes) an app can be?

500 MB? 1 GB?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
    Notice that there are two methods to choose from when it is time to upload an app?

    You can use the upload form via ITC or 'Application Loader'.

    Application Loader allows you to bypass the webpage upload mechanism where large files can be lengthy (w/no progress indication) and/or problematic.

    I've heard the max file size for a compressed app is 20mb. That is untested and unconfirmed by me however, so you may want to take it strictly as rumor until/unless you test or learn differently for yourself.
  • mobass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi K T

    Thanks for the info on the App Loader. However I think your 20mb number is incorrect.

    Myst is a 727mb download, see for yourself on the App Store.
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
    Myst 727mb

    Good point. Wonder what it was compressed...
  • Dragon's Nest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My understanding that if an app is larger than a certain threshold (50meg?) then it won't be available to download over the 3G/EDGE network. Any apps larger than that would have to be downloaded through the user's home broadband connection into iTunes, and then synced into their devices.

    Other than that, there's no real size limit, other than physical storage on the devices.