Is there a way we can tell what apps are compatible with the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by myditka, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. myditka macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2012
    Is there a little sign on the apps that shows us or do we have to download the app to find out!
  2. Chopstick217 macrumors regular


    Apr 11, 2011
    Huntington Beach, CA
    all apps are compatible as far as I am aware of. The app will simply have "black borders" unless the dev of the app updates it. I could be wrong though ;)
  3. Meanee macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2011
    Ahh fragmentation. Just wait till 7 inch iPad is out.
  4. TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    Maybe OP was asking for a list of iPhone 5 OPTIMIZED apps (ready for the new screen). I'd love to see this too. :)
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Nowhere near as bad as android:D
    Im sure people can live with a little border till the apps get an update.
  6. LetMeBlastU macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    Maybe there will be an option for this in the store once iOS 6 is released on Wed
  7. falconer. macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    The rumoured iPad mini shouldn't have the same issue if John Gruber's theory plays out and the working resolution is the same (1024x768), just with smaller pixels.
  8. chuges macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2011
    what about apps that are already optimized for iphone 5. What happens if you try to use them on a 4/4s? any ideas?
  9. myditka thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2012
    Yes that was what i was trying to ask! I hope the main apps I use (facebook, bank of america, and a few games) are optimized for the new screen
  10. kodek macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2009
    Well, the logical thing to happen would be for the app to cut off part of the screen so it fits in the older phones.

    Although it would be funny if they allowed apps to have optimized user interfaces just like universal iphone/ipad apps.

    Wait, I think I have those backwards...
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The app layout should adjust accordingly. I doubt that any devs are simply changing their app to the iPhone 5's resolution, rather modifying it so that it can stretch vertically to show more content when displayed on a taller screen.
  12. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    In theory, apps should already handle height switching because of the tethering/in-call bar. But since very few handle that well, I guess the developers will have to update them manually.

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