Resolved iPhone app for 4-inch screen only?

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  1. Habbfreaky, Jul 15, 2013
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    Habbfreaky macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Is it possible to offer an app only for the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5G?
    I.e. a game that utilizes the 4-inch screen, so the concept of the game will not work on 3.5-inch screens?

    Will Apple accept an app that does not function on 3.5-inch screen models, and is it possible for an app to not be available in the AppStore for sale on 3.5-inch devices?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the only filtering you can do is iOS version based and not device based?

    I stand to be corrected though.
     
  3. Habbfreaky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Since even the iPhone 4 can support iOS 7, demanding that version of iOS will not make it 4-inch devices only.

    Anyone that has encountered the same problem maybe?
     
  4. Tander macrumors 6502a

    Tander

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    Yes I know that. My point was AFAIK thats the only type of filter.
     
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  6. xArtx macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much that. You can make it not work on other than 4 inch, but than you can't make it unavailable in the App Store for all devices that it won't work on.
    That would probably cause a problem for the iPad as well.
    I think it pretends to be a 3.5 inch iPhone in iPhone mode.

    thx for the link dantastic.. haven't seen it as neat as that.
     
  7. Habbfreaky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a pity. How do other developers solve that problem? For apps that are made especially for the 4-inch screen. I won't be the only one I guess.
     
  8. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    They develop the game or app for both screen sizes.
     
  9. Habbfreaky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is the only option I guess. I could expect some apps made specifially for the 4-inch screen, because it simply demands that space.

    Thanks :)
     
  10. firewood macrumors 604

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    If the UI doesn't fit into less than 4", then make it into a native iPad app, which has more than 4 inches, guaranteed.
     

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