I’m not sure about you guys, but I realized that there are still quite a few apps out there that have yet to take advantage of the iPhone 5’s taller display. While the black frames help the app to blend in with the black iPhone 5, I find myself missing keys because I’m used to the taller display. It’s not a big issue but apparently Apple is looking to standardize their apps across the board, and thankfully so. According to a new set of guidelines Apple released to their developers, new app submissions and updates submitted to the iTunes App Store has to be designed with the Retina display and the iPhone 5’s display in mind. This new policy will be taking effect come 1st of May.
Starting May 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built for iOS devices with Retina display and iPhone apps must also support the 4-inch display on iPhone 5. Learn about preparing your apps by reviewing the iOS Human Interface Guidelines.
I don’t know about you guys but that sounds good to me. Who else was a bit frustrated that WhatsApp took the longest time to update itself to the iPhone 5’s display?