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Big File Sizes and Constant Updates Complaint Thread!!!

11-01-2012, 04:24 PM
#1
Big File Sizes and Constant Updates Complaint Thread!!!

I am sick of it!!!

This thread is your chance to be a troll, and complain about huge file sizes and constant updates!!! The more funnier the post is the better! Time to let your anger out on Apple or whoever you want to blame for this problem.

For me, I am an app addict, every week, I am buying bigger and bigger apps on sale, a lot of them for 99 cents on sale, problem is, these apps are getting to be 2 gb in size. It is taking FOREVER to download and install these games. Sometimes, seems like it takes one hour to do so.

And, it gets even worse, during that hour to install, my new ipad just constantly freezes and crashes occassionally!!! I left Windows Mobile to get away from this mess, but nowadays with all these constant updates and huge files, my ipad has turned to the dark side and seems to be a Microsoft product!!!

And what's what Apple with all these crazy updates nowadays for ios 6, iphone 5, ipad mini, and ipad 4??? Geez, after the iphone 5 and ios 6 came out, I was doing like 20 updates a day!!!

Do you think this makes me happy??? Hell no!!! Sometimes my ipad would be in this constant freezing crashing mode for over 2 hours!!! I don't like it!!!

I know ios 6 is supposed to let you do partial updates and all, but when you are getting over 20 updates a day, and some sneak in there as freemium converts or add ads to the apps, updates are not so sexy!

I remember a more peaceful time where updates were pleasant, more free levels, more features.

Now what? Compatibility to idevices that I don't even own! The sheer madness, and now my disk space is getting even further reduced because of the bloating of apps for idevice compatibility.

And more and more good games are getting larger than 500 mbs nowadays. I know, I know, it is mainly due to my new ipad with the new retina screen and all, so I do take partial blame on this, but my the file sizes are getting HUGE!!!

Evey other day, same old ritual, get a 2 gb monster on sale, then play it for one day, then the next day another 2 gb monster comes that you want, so you delete the first one. I just bought Horn on sale, and now this week, I gotta get rid of it for Arc Squadron cause it has it's 99 cent adopter sale. Crazy existance it is for the app hoarder.

Just deleting horn, and downloading arc squadron has caused my new ipad to be constantly freezing, and when I try to go to general settings, it keeps crashing. And this process is lasting close to an hour and a half, with no end in site?

I am on a fast internet line, so my downloads are kind of quick, any of you have horror stories of downloading these 2 gb monsters? I often wonder if anyone has actually downloaded a file for over 24 hours just to get a game. Can't believe how frustrating an update would be to these folk with a slow dsl line.

Ahh, my anger is subsiding, glad to get this off my chest, hopefully my new ipad has now deleted Horn and Arc Squadron is loaded and ready to play.

Glad to get this off my chest, and get to be a troll for once. Anyone else frustrated?
11-02-2012, 02:15 AM
#2
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No.

I don't really see a problem here. And as you said: delta updates.

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11-02-2012, 05:13 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
No.

I don't really see a problem here. And as you said: delta updates.
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11-02-2012, 06:04 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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I dont mind the updates, look forward to them. 90% of my updates are to games so that often means more levels etc, bug fixes.

Probably sad i know but i look forward to seeing a red number by the app store and seeing if one of my favourite games has had a new feature added.

Yeah upgrades for ios6/latest ipod are a bit annoying but i'll be happy as hell when i get a new ipod and have so many games full screen for it.

But lets not moan about updates, its good so many devs keep adding new stuff for free (or fix their annoying strange navigation technique in a game to more 'normal' nav buttons)
11-02-2012, 09:03 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Barely a week ago I was on a 1Mbit connection and this was a constant annoyance for me. Right now though... sitting pretty at 46Mbit and I don't have a care in the world. Sorry guys, I've felt your pain, but moving on just feels so good
11-02-2012, 03:18 PM
#6
I don't think that this is the real issue here. Fast Internet connections are everywhere and there aren't that many updates to the really big games.

i actually LOVE big, beefy games, (like any Gameloft premium game) (and even some freemium games, what the heck). my complaint is connected to the fact that my device has only puny 16gigs. My decision to get a device of this size 2 years ago was one of my biggest mistakes, i should have gone for the bigger storage model but, of course, these would have been filled quickly too, so to my thought, the problem is that there is no external storage on iPhones. one of the very VERY few drawbacks to any of these Apple devices.

SD cards are so cheap, almost a dime a dozen (around $25US for a 32GBer in the stores where i live) just imagine the possibilities of having so much space available. hotswap those cards and you could have basically unlimited storage. But this is not possible of course. PURELY apple's fault. They CAN put a slot into their devices (no matter what they claim) but they just prefer not to do so.

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11-02-2012, 03:40 PM
#7
You want frustration? Try updating all those apps on iOS5 where you have to put in your password every time you hit "update all." Now, that's frustrating!

Good riddance, iOS5!
11-02-2012, 04:20 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by EfratBarTal View Post



SD cards are so cheap, almost a dime a dozen (around $25US for a 32GBer in the stores where i live) just imagine the possibilities of having so much space available. hotswap those cards and you could have basically unlimited storage. But this is not possible of course. PURELY apple's fault. They CAN put a slot into their devices (no matter what they claim) but they just prefer not to do so.
Of course not! Apple makes money selling you an upgraded device with more memory for hundreds of dollars extra, why would they allow us to use a $5 SD card for storage? Apple does not like us, they just pretend to. That's why we get two phones, and now 2 iPads (make it 4 with the mini) per year shoved down our throats.

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11-02-2012, 04:39 PM
#9
75 mbps here..so, no. I update my apps daily, so I never have a large amount of updates piled up. I just want Apple to release an 128 GB device already.

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11-02-2012, 05:06 PM
#10
I have an 8GB device and I used to buy(now I haven't bought much gift cards lately) at least 2 apps a week. I have a huge library of apps and it's really hard deciding between what's gonna stay and what's gonna go. Especially when I always have at least 1 Gameloft FPS. I want NfS Most Wanted desperately but I can't afford the space. I will possibly get an iPad, we'll see

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