Apple's iOS apps and some 3rd party ones redesigned for the iPhone 5 screen, the rest will have borders

Apple's iOS apps and some 3rd party ones redesigned for the iPhone 5 screen, the rest will have borders
Apple just announced the new iPhone 5 with a larger 4" display, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 1136x640 pixels of resolution. There is now a fifth row of icons, just like the rumors were predicting, and Apple said apps have been updated to take advantage of it.

This includes not only the default apps like the Calendar that fits more events now, or Mail, Keynote, Page, Numbers, Garage Band and so on, but also third party applications.

Some devs have been given early access to the screen's size and specs, so they have totally reworked their apps to fit the new display. Apple's Phil Schiller gave example with CNN and Open Table, whose app interface is now more spaced out indeed, and fitting more info on one screen.

As for the other, unoptimized apps - "Well here's an app that hasn't been updated. It runs at the same size. We center it and place black borders on either side," said Phil Schiller.



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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iOmg, iCan't wait to see what a movie on a 4 inch screen looks like (dangle iPreposition......) iAlso can't wait to buy all those new accessories for my new "The New iPhone" ; let's see, iAm going to have to replAce the following (not in any specific iOrder) : 1. My Bose Speaker iDock ($499) 2. My iHome iDock Alarm Dock ($79.99) 3. My Car iMount ($59.99) 4. My Thunderbolt/HDMiKiT ($44.95) 5. My bathroom iShower Media Dock ($49.99) 6. My new iOtterBox iDefender iCommuter Series ($79.99) 7 My new iMophie JuiCer ($99.99) 8 New iScreen protectors (because the old ones from my iPhone 4 and 4S are ¼ inch too short) ($24.95) That's about $929.89 after iBuy my new "The New iPhone" which should cost me $749 (out-of-pocket) cuz' iHave no upgrade left (and, even if iDiD iAm not giving up my Unlimited Data on either of my two lines). With iTaxes and iSurcharges and everything, it should all come out to slightly over $2,000USD. Damn Apple, you are a Genius; iCrooked, but genius nonetheless!!! That's right, take everyone's $2,000USD for a screen-size ¼ inch taller. Apple = latwtb (laughing all the way to bank)

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

PAPINYC, Thank you. I haven't laughed out loud like that since I saw the Dictator at the movies. lol VERY, VERY EPIC! +234! lol

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Welcums'

16. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

how bout you dont buy the phone? i know this is a joke but some ppl are really that stupid

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

An iPhone with a widescreen display?!? Welcome to 2009 Apple, we've missed you.

3. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

fail. older abbs will have border..........lolzz...

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Epic fail... but the iDrones will line up for the slaughter nonetheless...

5. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Looks like it's about time to sell the Apple shares. Nothing new, nothing better than competitor phones, nothing special at all. Disappointing.

6. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Stop acting like children. If you don't like the device then just don't buy it...is that difficult?? I have HTC and I'll not buy an iPhone in the nearly future but I don't hate it..it's stil better than many other devices in the market.

9. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

*Still

8. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

new iphone blah blah blah lololo lolo blah blah new features blah blah lolololo the great iphone ever. my a$$$$

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

What a joke!!..hahahahahaha

11. Trollonka_KeKe_Jackson

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Can anybody say fragmentation.? No? I$heeps can no longer point there fat fingers.

12. Aeires unregistered

Borders? So much for iOS apps looking more polished.

14. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

All you iphonies finally got screwed. U have to get new equip... For what?.a 4" screen? Welcome to 2010 apple funboys. But of course apple will present this as something innovative and groundbreaking... Good luck i will stick with my gs3

15. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

OK, now that was a careless move. I'm Android and Windows Phone developer and I have developed for everything from Android 1.6 to 4.1 and have never bothered about screen sizes. Heck, Microsoft changed the kernel and apps still scale - and those are applications that have elements hard-coded to specific size. Although there's another possibility besides laziness by Apple's side.. There is a chance that Apple wants just to force developers to at least update their apps, thus kicking unupdated applications out of store by making customers ignoring them because of the border.

17. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Brrooo omf. Really the calendar. App alone is coppied from Samsung!!!!!!

18. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

Black borders huh... And you still bloat you make most beautiful things around..

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