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

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2012
    #1
    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

    Chopstick217

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    #2
    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

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    #3
    Ahh fragmentation. Just wait till 7 inch iPad is out.
     
  4. TG1 macrumors 6502a

    TG1

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    #4
    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

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #5
    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

    LetMeBlastU

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

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    #7
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    #8
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2012
    #9
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    #10
    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

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    #11
    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

    mackmgg

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    #12
    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.
     

Share This Page