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09-21-2012, 08:32 AM #1
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.
09-21-2012, 08:40 AM #2
End users will be satisfied- I don't see a problem with this.
p.s. It is not warning- more like informing devs.
09-21-2012, 10:50 AM #3
got this weeks ago..
09-21-2012, 11:23 AM #4
I'm not sure I understand why they necessarily need to require screenshots to be the new dimensions. All the new display offers is more height (in portrait, or width in landscape orientation), which would cause most (properly designed) apps to just expose more of the main body section of the app, when said app is running in an iPhone 5 vs a 4/4S, right? Am I missing something here?
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09-21-2012, 10:52 PM #9
So if I want to release an app I have I make it work on iPhone 5's 4-inch screen. That's stier sheissen. I hate the 5 and will refuse to make apps for it.
09-22-2012, 12:37 AM #10
I don't think you guys understand this...
09-22-2012, 01:32 AM #11
Any properly designed app will adjust to the new dimensions with no changes whatsoever. Every single app I have ever worked on adjusted automatically and required no changes at all. Some apps that we're designed to use a fixed resolution will need to be updated to either be fluid or adjust to multiple resolutions. It really isn't a big deal.
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