Other iPhone XS Max UI

chickyd

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Just picked up my iPhone XS Max.

The UI is basically a blown up version of the X.. reading apps don't show an extra line of text, just bigger text. Same for the menus and general UI elements.

Do we think apps are able to update to make use of the extra screen or are we just going to have a large screen so everything is bigger? Surely they need to make use of the extra space?!
 
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Just picked up my iPhone XS Max.

The UI is basically a blown up version of the X.. reading apps don't show an extra line of text, just bigger text. Same for the menus and general UI elements.

Do we think apps are able to update to make use of the extra screen or are we just going to have a large screen so everything is bigger? Surely they need to make use of the extra space?!
Updating apps is the job of the app writer. Some will get updated quickly while other will never get updated.
 
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Diorama

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Don’t worry, apps will update to use the extra space. Wait a few days/weeks.
We had all this with the 5, the 6 Plus, and the notch last year.
 
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peejay1977

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This has already been discussed. But, the scaling of the UI is dynamic to a degree so you will see differences in some of the layout (there is a thread with screenshots) but 3rd party apps will need to be updated.

Instagram I believe gets partially cut off at the top on the Max but I've already had a few app updates mentioning being updated to support the XS and XS Max so it shouldn't take too long.
 

chickyd

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OK, great thanks. When the 5 came out there was an extra row of apps and the base UI felt like it was already adapting. As it is it looks blown up but we'll see what the devs do.
 

DennisdeWit

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And this is why I developed both of my apps using ‘percentages of the screen’.

So for an image height in React Native, I calculate half of the screen by ScreenHeight * 0.5. I checked on the Simulator but it doesn’t look blown up.

Can check it in real life in a few hours.
 

deuxani

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So what about Apple's stock apps like Settings, Messages, Safari, etc. Do they show extra content or is that also blown up?
 

ferjilo

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Just picked up my iPhone XS Max.

The UI is basically a blown up version of the X.. reading apps don't show an extra line of text, just bigger text. Same for the menus and general UI elements.

Do we think apps are able to update to make use of the extra screen or are we just going to have a large screen so everything is bigger? Surely they need to make use of the extra space?!
Doesn’t for instance the weather stock app show more info on an XS Max??
 

Cashmonee

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Hasn't this always been the case with Plus models? I recall with my 6S Plus and 7 Plus that it was mostly just bigger, not really more. The exception was landscape where many apps had a side pane. This is one of the reasons I was glad to go with the X. Felt like the Plus was just bigger with no real added benefit of "more."
 

deuxani

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Could someone please post a photo of the X and XS Max next to each other with for instance the Settings app, Messages app or Safari app open on both phones. I'm really curious to see the difference in how much content is shown.
 
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