Are the 6 plus apps utilising the extra space?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by superdudeo, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    I am thinking of getting one but are the apps just blown up versions of existing ones or are the app designers actually utilising the extra space? Thanks
     
  2. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    They're just blown up until the apps are updated. It's the same on the 6, just not as blown up.:cool:
     
  3. lmcrael macrumors member

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    Most of the known apps that I use have been optimized for both the 6 and 6+
     
  4. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    Some are blown up (take Battery Doctor and Speedtest.net, for instance) and some aren't (like WhatsApp, Instagram).

    However, there's another sub-category for the non-blown-up apps - Optimized for iPhone 6+ or not. For instance, Mactracker's app isn't blown up, but doesn't take advantage of the huge screen on the 6+. Apps that are optimized for the 6+ normally would have a two-pane view (like Messages in landscape mode).
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    None take advantage of bigger screens as in adding additional features. They just show more content without scrolling, the buttons and the font are smaller
     
  7. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    Slowly but surely, apps are being upgraded to take full advantage of the 6 Plus's larger screen.
     
  8. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    There are two ways developers can optimize apps for 6+. One is to allow more contents to be seen and one is to redesign the app allowing more functionalities. With the updates to the apps I use so far, I've only seen the first type.
     

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