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Add on to iPhone with iPads version?

04-01-2010, 04:37 PM
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Add on to iPhone with iPads version?

While downloading my updates (example: Chopper). I noticed this:

"Universal App, iPad version now bundled for free with iPhone version".

My normal mb's for the game is 3.5mb for version 1.2.1
Now with the update its jumps to 6.2 mb for a version 1.3

This is twice as much as the original. Mainly for the iPad bundled w/ it?
Why?...am I missing something....clueless.
I'm trying to save space on my hard drive and why the bloated ware for this on my device?
I simply don't understand the reasoning.

Am I to expect more mb's per game because of this now?
Thanks!

Edit: This is in no a way a knock against the ipad's games btw. I'm only asking.

Last edited by Coldar; 04-01-2010 at 04:55 PM.
04-01-2010, 04:55 PM
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new/bigger graphics take up a lot of space.

arn

04-01-2010, 04:57 PM
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new/bigger graphics take up a lot of space.

arn
yea...but that's ALOT of space for my pc.

Hmm....what to do?

Any suggestions other than getting a bigger pc? Anyone?
04-01-2010, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Coldar View Post
yea...but that's ALOT of space for my pc.

Hmm....what to do?

Any suggestions other than getting a bigger pc? Anyone?
really? 3MB is not a lot of space. What's your hard drive size?

arn
04-01-2010, 05:01 PM
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really? 3MB is not a lot of space. What's your hard drive size?

arn

Edit: 70 GB w/ only 2 Rams of memory.

Last edited by Coldar; 04-01-2010 at 07:31 PM.
04-01-2010, 05:01 PM
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I'm referring to all the games with the ipad version added in....I see not just this one but others too.

I stopped my updates because its going to overload me with all the other games with the new ipad version added on in the near future.

And unfortunate, as in Chopper it also has other updates included of worth to me. Dilemma........
Another thought is my device will bloat as well.........Double Dilemma.....

Edit: Been thinking, although I try to keep my pc trimmed down thinking of putting my apps/games in a separate flash card/memory stick or sd card...think that would be an only option at this point. Unless there are other better suggestions without the expenditure.

Oh yea......thanks for the personal response Arn......appreciated.

Last edited by Coldar; 04-02-2010 at 06:53 AM. Reason: corrected word
04-01-2010, 09:24 PM
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Thread can be locked or...
If Mods wish to do so.
Don't wish to add any negative input to the ipad/games debut.

Thanks!
04-01-2010, 09:48 PM
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Hah!!!

My app space on my HD so far (before all this iPad upgrade stuff) is 24.7 Gb of apps....

I have a 250 Gb HD, but will probably be putting in a 1 Tb addition at some point. You can get a 1 TB HD with a 32 or 64 Mb cache for around $70 on sale. So I would recommend adding a HD to your existing computer, or an alternative would be to get an external HD. A bit more expensive, a bit slower, but you don't have to muck with internal stuff. It is then pretty easy to port over all the existing iTunes stuff over to that drive. I can point you to some web sites that have good explanations how to do that.

Sux to run low on space. Thankfully memory is cheap these days, and HD are really cheap, and continue to fall in price...

But, yeah - all the apps that are universal are going to get much larger - the larger issue will be on the iDevice I am thinking - especially for those that use categories, or really fill up their iDevice with lots of apps, movies, and iTunes. And with no ability to increase memory on them (or the ipad for that matter) - when the app sizes increase too large, you have to start deciding on what is important.

I saw an app for Gray's Anatomy for iPad - looks magnificent in their detail - only $1.99 - a total steal, but almost 500 Mb... Yikes!!!

Let me know if you need any help with the drives stuff, I am not an expert, but have done a lot of swapping, and re-installations, etc.

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04-01-2010, 10:25 PM
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Thanks pluto6 for the info on the external HD's and offer to help. Glad your around and will keep it in mind although I'm somewhat savvy on certain parts of the pc.

I'm a little concerned more of my Touch being only an 8gb.
Have to start cutting down some later on or get a bigger one in the near future.
(I'm hearing voice's now saying "get the ipad"...lol)
I'm just wondering where we will be in a short while if it keeps up? I can only sacrifice just so many games....lol

Anyway...can't add more ram to this few year old pc so probably looking for a new one as well.

Ah......the sacrifices for the upcoming, newer and improved games.
But worth it, guess'
Thanks again!
04-01-2010, 10:49 PM
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Yeah, gonna show my age here but I remember using cards to program Fortran, sssd floppies, when 10 Mb was more than anyone should ever need. I first " expensive " Hard drive was 180 Mb and was on sale at $1100.

I think that the 8 Gb touch and phone will have some memory issues and the drag will be constantly swapping things on and off. I wonder if the playlist let's you do apps? Probably not , but that would be cool. I am alread seeing a need within iTunes to be able to separate out iPad only apps, the built in thing is missing tons of stuff so I am having to keep track with pencil and paper. Pretty funny.

If I can help let me know. My advice is check what's new prior to the dl and in no content, just ipad support, keep what you got. I have a lot of old apps that I like them without the updates, and just ignore when they come through on iTunes.

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