Some of us download apps like sugar-mad children let loose in a sweet store. iPhone users are particularly guilty – they have the biggest app store of any mobile platform and arguably the iPhone apps are the iPhone’s selling point, I mean that 3mg pixel camera wasn’t why you bought it was it?
But how many apps is too many? When do you cross the line from being an explorative app user to becoming addicted to these little software packages? What do your apps say about you?
Well let’s look at the numbers: iPhones come pre-installed with about 15 apps including Stocks, the Weather, Voice Memo and the Camera. There are 4 docked apps at the bottom as well.
The maximum number of apps you can have on an iPhone is 180 or 11 full pages on the 3.0 Operating system.
15 apps – honey why did you buy this phone in the first place? This is like having a Rolls Royce and only driving to the corner shop in it. Do you know what an app is? Well get your ass down to the “app store” and pick some up for yourself.
16 to 30 apps – Okay, you’ve made an effort, you know what the app store is, but I hope you haven’t just downloaded iPint and Google Earth. They’re both lovely in their own way, but you are missing out on treasures.
31 to 60 apps – You know this is probably a good happy medium. Well done. I bet you’re a balanced individual who finds the app you want when you need it.
61 to 100 apps – This is pushing app-mania. But if you’re a power-user, love your iPhone to pieces, maybe you do know what’s on page 6 and maybe you do use those crazy Japanese indie music ones. Then that’s okay.
100 to 150 apps – woah tiger. Over a 100 is a lot. This is advanced stage appiphillia and you ought to stop while you still can. Do you even use those tetris spin-off games on page 8? It’s not good for your bank balance, your concentration, your self-esteem or your iPhone battery.
151 to 180 apps – Break your bank account’s connection to iTunes and ask your mum to take your credit card away.
Shiny Twitter Friends
The confessions of our friends on Twitter:
@tree183 I have 11 pages. I want to cut down, but can’t decide what to delete! :/ btw, 11 is the maximum.
@ShortyMcStompy I have 6 whole pages of apps on my pie phone. Is that too many? *hides ashamed*
@fluffosaur over 70 in iTunes but less than 20 currently installed. Around 8 main ones (tweetie, fb, hipstamatic)