App Slicing, Best Friend To 16GB iOS Models, Is Setback
Apple's app thinning feature is not here yet. But the newest batch of 16GB iPhones, which need it most, are right on time.By Leah Becerra | September 25, 2015
The new iPhones are here, but what was arguably the best feature for the smallest of the pack (the 16GB models) is not here.
Apple said Thursday that App Slicing, a feature where the size of an app is parsed down to only what's needed — in order to make more room on your device — is not ready yet. Apparently there's an issue with iCloud not recognizing devices correctly, and since that's where part of the apps are "sliced" to, that's a problem.
Which means — for now — all apps will only be installed at full size. That kind of stinks, because for those who buy the least-expensive iOS models, there's really not that much space. And slicing, or thinning, was designed to fix that.