When doing a sync of my iPad earlier today, the storage space bar caught my eye – in particular the number for space being used by apps, weighing in at nearly 7GB.
It made me think about how ever since I got the iPad I am using more apps, and spending more time with apps, on the iPad than on the iPhone. I’ve often joked with friends that since getting the iPad I can’t look my iPhone in the eye – but I’d never measured just how much more I’m using apps on the larger, more ‘magical’ device :)
I think these two sets of numbers are a pretty good measure:
Storage Space Used by Apps:
iPhone 4: Under 1GB (779MB)
iPad: Nearly 7GB (6.73GB)
Number of Apps Currently Installed:
iPhone 4: 83
The much bigger amount of storage space used on the iPad is at least partly due to the fact that I have far more book / magazine / newspaper apps on the iPad now; and I’ve been reviewing more iPad than iPhone apps of late – but even so, seeing that I now have more than twice as many iPad apps was a bit of a surprise to me.
How about you all? Those of you who own both an iPhone and an iPad (or an Android / WinMo / other smartphone plus iPad) – how’s your breakdown of apps between the two devices look? Are you using fewer apps on your smartphone since getting an iPad?