As we reported last week Apple unveiled a special section in the App Store that features entries compatible with Game Center. This new iOS 4.1 feature is a social gaming network that allows you to compete against as many friends as you can convince to accept your requests. Apparently that isn’t the case if your friend tally goes beyond 500.

TiPb has a story about an employee running into issues once their friend counter gets to 500. Beyond that it appears that once you delete a friend and you’re at 499 another request is then allowed through which bumps your tally to the seemingly restricted 500…

Any ideas on why Apple might cap the friend count in Game Center at 500? Is this an obvious bug or does Cupertino have our best interest at heart here? Give us your friendly advice in the comment box below.

  • SpideyRules

    Is the “Friends” engine based on the same one used for Mafia Wars mafias? 🙂