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One of the minor disadvantages of buying an iPhone X early is having to wait for developers to update their apps with support for the smartphone's taller display. Many popular apps were updated within a few weeks after the device launched, but over four months later, there are still some notable omissions.

iphone-x-apps-letterboxed-trio-800x689.jpg

MacRumors recently asked our readers to share their favorite apps that have yet to be optimized for the iPhone X display. Then, we reached out to the developers of each app to ask them if and when they will release updates with iPhone X support. We've included comments from every company that responded below.

Apple

Apple did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
iMovie
iTunes Connect
iTunes Remote
Beats Pill+
AirPort Utility
Music MemosGoogle

Google said it does not have anything to share at this time.
Google Authenticator
Google Analytics
Google Admin
Google Street View
Google Wifi
Google Cloud Console
Inbox by Gmail
Chrome Remote Desktop
SnapseedMicrosoft

Microsoft confirmed it is working on updating its remaining apps to be optimized for the iPhone X, but it did not provide a timeframe.Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Office 365 AdminBanking and Finance
Chase -- "We constantly evaluate changes in the market while listening to customer feedback and regularly update our mobile app based on that feedback. Watch for an update in the near future."
TD Canada -- "The next release of the TD mobile app, expected later this month, will be optimized for the iPhone X display."
National Bank of Canada -- "The app will be updated for iPhone X in the coming months."
HSBC
ANZ goMoney Australia
Barclaycard -- "We've recently made changes to our app in support of the Face ID feature and we're planning further enhancements to the visual experience to amplify the iPhone X display capabilities."Fast Food
Domino's -- "It will be updated in one of our upcoming app updates. I don't have an exact date."
Pizza Hut -- "Pizza Hut is currently developing numerous app enhancements, including optimizing the iPhone X display and other capabilities offered by the phone."
Taco BellSports and Gaming
NBC Sports -- "It will happen soon."
PGA TOUR -- "We are updating our app on March 20 to support the new iPhone X format."
MLS
Steam
Hearthstone
Candy Crush Soda SagaTV and Media
NPR News -- "We will have an update for iPhone X for the NPR News app on April 2."
NPR One -- "The update for NPR One will come later in the summer."
The Economist
IGN
TiVo
CineplexTechnology
Amazon Alexa -- "The Alexa app will be updated and optimized for iPhone X display in the coming weeks."
Linksys -- "The update for the Linksys app for iPhone X will be rolling out in the next few days."
OpenVPN -- "We are currently developing a new iOS app that will support iPhone X. It will tentatively be released end of April."
HipChat -- "HipChat will not be updated for the iPhone X but Stride will be soon."
Harmony ControlAirlines and Travel
Hotels.com -- "We will be releasing our update to better support iPhone X shortly."
Virgin Airlines
Emirates
Air France
myChevroletApple recently announced that, starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store, including universal apps, must support the iPhone X display. The rule doesn't apply to existing apps.

Article Link: Dozens of Popular Apps Still Don't Natively Support iPhone X, But Updates Are Coming Soon
 
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chriscrowlee

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This is an issue that Apple needs to address with developers. I have a secondary device that’s an android and the fragmentation from experience one device to another is a huge disadvantage of Android. Apple holding developers to the fire to comply with resolution and screen elements is what makes Apple a far better experience. Chase and other apps still not supporting the X display have been updated many times. Apple should require them to comple. Just my opinion.
 

BillyBobBongo

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This is an issue that Apple needs to address with developers. I have a secondary device that’s an android and the fragmentation from experience one device to another is a huge disadvantage of Android. Apple holding developers to the fire to comply with resolution and screen elements is what makes Apple a far better experience. Chase and other apps still not supporting the X display have been updated many times. Apple should require them to comple. Just my opinion.

Er...

Apple

Apple did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
iMovie
iTunes Connect
iTunes Remote
Beats Pill+
AirPort Utility
Music Memos

They have to get their own house in order first before they can do that.
 

69Mustang

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This is an issue that Apple needs to address with developers. I have a secondary device that’s an android and the fragmentation from experience one device to another is a huge disadvantage of Android. Apple holding developers to the fire to comply with resolution and screen elements is what makes Apple a far better experience. Chase and other apps still not supporting the X display have been updated many times. Apple should require them to comple. Just my opinion.
Well if they aren't complying themselves, how are they supposed to require compliance from devs.
 

nutmac

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Apple

Apple did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
  • iMovie
  • iTunes Connect
  • iTunes Remote
  • Beats Pill+
  • AirPort Utility
  • Music Memos

First of all, great article.

As for the fate of most these 6 iOS apps by Apple, I think the short answer is: "they are dead, Jim."

iMovie probably is alive, but is given lower priority as the team focuses on Clips.

I think iTunes Connect is being reworked and will be renamed, perhaps unveiled during WWDC.

iTunes Remote... dead.

Beats Pill+... dead.

AirPort Utility... dead, along with AirPort hardware.

Music Memos... what?
 

kalafalas

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Aug 26, 2008
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iTunes remote isn’t just not updated for iPhone X, it’s fully broken. Doesn’t show Apple Music tracks, starting songs doesn’t properly set up the queue, and a very old interface. I wish they would ditch it and build the remote features into music.app like Spotify does
 

DamoTheBrave

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Apple often seem to be weirdly slow to update for their own tech. 3D Touch for eg could do very little for the first two years it was rolled out. It’s true they’ve got bigger fires to fight before updating Airport Utility but it really doesn’t take very long in XCode to achieve compatibility for the X.
 

JRobinsonJr

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Aug 20, 2015
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This is an issue that Apple needs to address with developers. I have a secondary device that’s an android and the fragmentation from experience one device to another is a huge disadvantage of Android. Apple holding developers to the fire to comply with resolution and screen elements is what makes Apple a far better experience. Chase and other apps still not supporting the X display have been updated many times. Apple should require them to comple. Just my opinion.

Well said (!) though I would add that app should be required to either support taking full advantage of the screen across iPhone and iPads... or run only on one. One thing that really annoys me is running an app on my iPad only to have it run in portrait / zoom mode because it was only designed for the phone.
 

v0lume4

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I could be wrong in saying this, but doesn't Android automatically resize apps and move their buttons around in order to fit any display? Like, it's an actual feature built into Android due to the myriad of devices out there. Why doesn't Apple implement the same approach? That way developers never have to worry about this?

Also if I'm wrong regarding Android I'd appreciate being corrected.
 

JamonBull

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One of the main reasons I decided to wait for the 2018 iPhone X. By the time the new phone is out, mostly all developers will have updated their app UI’s.
 

ClaytonK

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It’s too bad this is necessary in the first place. Couldn’t the phone just kind of do this automagically? The fact that Apple hasn’t updated it’s own apps suggests the current process is a burden.
 

zhouxcy

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One of the minor disadvantages of buying an iPhone X early is having to wait for developers to update their apps with support for the smartphone's taller display. Many popular apps were updated within a few weeks after the device launched, but over four months later, there are still some notable omissions.

iphone-x-apps-letterboxed-trio-800x689.jpg

MacRumors recently asked our readers to share their favorite apps that have yet to be optimized for the iPhone X display. Then, we reached out to the developers of each app to ask them if and when they will release updates with iPhone X support. We've included comments from every company that responded below.

Apple

Apple did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
iMovie
iTunes Connect
iTunes Remote
Beats Pill+
AirPort Utility
Music MemosGoogle

Google said it does not have anything to share at this time.
Google Authenticator
Google Analytics
Google Admin
Google Street View
Google Wifi
Google Cloud Console
Inbox by Gmail
Chrome Remote Desktop
SnapseedMicrosoft

Microsoft confirmed it is working on updating its remaining apps to be optimized for the iPhone X, but it did not provide a timeframe.Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Office 365 AdminBanking and Finance
Chase -- "We constantly evaluate changes in the market while listening to customer feedback and regularly update our mobile app based on that feedback. Watch for an update in the near future."
TD Canada -- "The next release of the TD mobile app, expected later this month, will be optimized for the iPhone X display."
National Bank of Canada -- "The app will be updated for iPhone X in the coming months."
HSBC
ANZ goMoney Australia
BarclaycardFast Food
Domino's -- "It will be updated in one of our upcoming app updates. I don't have an exact date."
Pizza Hut -- "Pizza Hut is currently developing numerous app enhancements, including optimizing the iPhone X display and other capabilities offered by the phone."
Taco BellSports and Gaming
NBC Sports -- "It will happen soon."
PGA TOUR -- "We are updating our app on March 20 to support the new iPhone X format."
MLS
Steam
Hearthstone
Candy Crush Soda SagaTV and Media
NPR News -- "We will have an update for iPhone X for the NPR News app on April 2."
NPR One -- "The update for NPR One will come later in the summer."
The Economist
IGN
TiVo
CineplexTechnology
Amazon Alexa -- "The Alexa app will be updated and optimized for iPhone X display in the coming weeks."
Linksys -- "The update for the Linksys app for iPhone X will be rolling out in the next few days."
OpenVPN -- "We are currently developing a new iOS app that will support iPhone X. It will tentatively be released end of April."
HipChat -- "HipChat will not be updated for the iPhone X but Stride will be soon."
Harmony ControlAirlines and Travel
Hotels.com -- "We will be releasing our update to better support iPhone X shortly."
Virgin Airlines
Emirates
Air France
myChevroletApple recently announced that, starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store, including universal apps, must support the iPhone X display. The rule doesn't apply to existing apps.

Article Link: Dozens of Popular Apps Still Don't Natively Support iPhone X, But Updates Are Coming Soon
so inbox by gmail will be update?
 
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