At a glance the iPhone X might seem physically smaller compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, and it is, don’t let its size fool you because it actually packs a larger display, and also a higher display resolution, which means that if you’re noticing how some apps might not look as crisp as you’d like, it’s probably because they haven’t been updated with support for the higher resolution yet.

We expect that eventually most, if not all apps will be updated with support for the larger display and higher resolution of the iPhone X, and in the meantime it looks like Google is one of them. The company has recently pushed out an update for Google Maps which includes support for the iPhone X’s display and takes full advantage of the edge-to-edge design.

As you can see in the images above, the two left images show Google Maps before the update where it did not stretch to the edges of the display, and the two on the right show the app after the update where the app now takes up the entire screen, which gives it a more dramatic effect. The bottom portion, at least based on these images, does seem like there could still be some improvements made, but it’s much better than the black bars that were present in the previous version.

The update should already be live, so if you’re an iPhone X user, head on over to the iTunes App Store for the download.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Apps, Google, Google Maps, iOS and iPhone X.

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