App Store Pages Now Able to Feature Up to 10 Screenshots

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Apple this morning informed developers that they're now able to offer up to 10 screenshots in their App Store product pages for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV apps, allowing them to show customers more of an app's experience.

    In the App Store, each app has its own product page that offers up a description and images to explain its function or gameplay.

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    Previously, app developers were limited to a total of five screenshots plus up to three 30-second preview videos for demonstrative purposes, which is increasing to 10 images plus videos.

    For apps that run on multiple devices, developers will be able to provide 10 tailored screenshots for each device.

    For customers, the expanded screenshot limit means developers will be able to offer a clearer, more expansive picture of what an app is capable of, providing a better idea of an app's feature set ahead of purchase.

    Article Link: App Store Pages Now Able to Feature Up to 10 Screenshots
     
  2. joshwenke macrumors regular

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    I hate Apple's new model of releasing features randomly along the way. Why can't they just implement these things up front?
     
  3. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    They can implement them up front, if they move up front from 6 months ago to right now. Meaning everything gets delayed.
     
  4. calstanford macrumors member

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    True progress right there. Can't wait for them to turn it up to 11!
     
  5. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    A find balance between simplicity, competition, bugs and deadlines.

    Only Apple knows how Apple works internally.
     
  6. Chuck Kostalnick macrumors demi-god

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    I know enhancements like this are easy to poke fun at, but these are genuine quality-of-life changes that both Developers and Users will benefit from.

    It's great to see them continue to iterate and add small features along the way. By untethering these things from major software releases helps improve the platform without forcing features ready for release to be stuck on an arbitrary Fall release schedule.
     
  7. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    Good to have, but sometimes too many screenshots could confuse the user and negatively affect the app.
     
  8. itsmilo macrumors 68000

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    Personally if the App icon already looks like crap or cheap i dont even bother to look any further
     
  9. vicviper789 macrumors member

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    I bet an intern had to change one line of code to achieve this feat
     
  10. picciano macrumors member

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    Going out on a limb here, but I also guessing you judge books by their cover?
     
  11. itsmilo macrumors 68000

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    Indeed i do but since i dont read its movie posters in my case haha
     
  12. neutralguy macrumors 6502a

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    Now that HomePod is released, somebody git some time to do something else. The first low hanging fruit is delivered. /s
     
  13. Bustycat macrumors member

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    They also need to remove lots of fake screenshots...
     
  14. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    That's why it's 10, and not 100.

    Yeah! Why don't they just release the final version of iOS while they're at it? Why do they keep messing around with updates every year, just finish it already!

    But seriously, this isn't a "feature", it's just changing a number in a feature that already exists. Obviously it could have been 10 from day 1. It could have been 30, or 2, or any other number. Initially they decided that 5 would be a good balance. Over the years that view changed. So they changed the "5" in a config file somewhere to a "10", and informed developers. That's it. Don't make it out to be more or less than what it is.

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