While the next-gen iPhone has yet to unveiled, many rumors have pointed towards it featuring a larger display, most likely that in the 4” variety. There have also been rumors of an iPad mini which could feature a 7.85” display. Given that Apple’s iOS devices have had fixed displays for the past generations, developers would no doubt have been used to creating apps for the iPhone/iPod and the iPad, so with the new sizes and possibly new resolutions thrown into the mix, how do iOS developers feel about that? Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray recently polled 100 developers at WWDC 2012 which took place last week.
When asked if it would be difficult for developers to readjust their apps for two new screen sizes – 4” and 7.85” – developers on average rated the difficulty to be around 3.4 out of 10. Of course these are 100 developers out of the thousands who have been churning out apps for iOS so it can hardly be called a conclusive test, but it’s still good to know that on the average, not many are daunted or put off by the possible new displays/resolutions. If you’re an iOS developer, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!