Apple Requiring Developers to Submit iPhone 5 Compatible Screenshots in the App Store
With the iPhone 5 launching in nine countries today, Apple has begun sending notes out to developers, requiring the app makers supply screenshots compatible with the new smartphone’s taller 4-inch display when submitting software updates. The information was obtained by RazorianFly
via an iTunes Connect notice, which broke down the new image size requirements.
The notice even went as far as warning that non-compliance will result in an app being held for review until the proper screenshots are provided. The new app screenshot requirements are:
• 640 pixels by 1136 pixels (portrait)
• 640 pixels by 1096 pixels (portrait)
• 1136 pixels by 640 pixels (landscape)
• 1136 pixels by 600 pixels (landscape)
As of right now, a number of third-party developers have already submitted updates to bring their apps up to iOS 6 and subsequently the iPhone 5 standards. These apps include a handful tailored to take advantage of Apple’s Passbook app. The changes make sense as Apple wants to promote not only its new mobile operating system but also its new flagship phone. If an app isn’t optimized for the taller display that the iPhone 5 boasts than the app will be centered with black letterboxing.