iPhone It’s been weeks, why aren’t any apps updated for the XS Max?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by bixizero, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. bixizero macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    This happens every phone generation. Apple provides no incentive for developers to update their app. Now 95% of apps status bar is all jacked up due to the X up-ressing.

    It shouldn’t take a year to update the resolution of an app but since apple doesn’t give a crap it always does.

  2. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    It's only been 3 weeks. In 3 months, then we can have threads like this. The "incentive" provided is a massive amount of phones flooding the market. The faster you update your app, the more likely you'll be an early run away app for it. It's not Apples job to provide incentive for a business to do their job. Sheesh...
  3. bixizero thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    Updating the resolution literally takes 1 week tops. Apple should incentivize this by doing things like reducing un-updated apps search visibility at first, then as weeks go on, slowly increasing the amount of profit they take from devs.

    What really makes no sense is that over half of these unupdated apps have several android resolutions that are updated frequently. Probably because Google does a better job at ‘incentivizing’ devs by docking profit made from IAPs and reducing SEO.

    Some of Apples OWN APPS aren’t even updated for the X yet after a year. Really shows how much they give a **** about third party devs not doing it.

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  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just as it basically gets discussed practically every year with the same things just being rehashed and the same dead horse getting a beating.
  5. bixizero thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    Know why? Because it’s a PROBLEM that apple IGNORES every year. Steve predicted Apple wouldn’t be able to handle new resolutions, seems he was right.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's just not utopia, which really doesn't exist in the world. It's just reality.
  7. Broken Hope macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2015
    New/updated apps have to support the XS Max from March.

    Also to update for Max if you already support X seems to just be a compile with the iOS 12 SDK.

    Developers aren’t always the fastest it’s taken Barclaycard 3 months of beta and over 2 weeks since release to fix an iOS 12 crash bug.
  8. Cordorb macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010
    you need more apps :)

    search the total what's new version history

    Several at least say iPhone XS max support

    "incentive for developers" I do miss the old days when we got free or 1/2 price hardware.
  9. HCO macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2011
    Some apps never updated to iPhone X
  10. ZebraDude macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2014
    Naperville, IL
    This December it will be three years that I have been waiting for Facebook to update their app for my iPad 12.9. so good luck! :)
  11. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    TBS comes to mind to watch the LDS matchups.
  12. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Complain to the app developers not Apple. There are a lot of developers who write and application and they just sit back and collect money they never touch them again. Look at all the apps that were dropped because they were still 32 bit.
  13. bixizero thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    Apple should drop more devs that don’t go their job. Or take a larger percentage of IAPs for unuodated apps.
  14. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    DarkRoom app has been updated for Xs Max and looks nice!
  15. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Yes blame Apple, cause the sheep beside you & too much of the world does.

    How about blame the app developers.
  16. Aftermath747 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2015
    Latter-Day Saints?
  17. az431, Oct 4, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018

    az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    First, it's not "updating the resolution."

    Second, it depends on the app. There is no magical switch that when flipped makes the app work on every device. It could actually be a pretty extensive project, and if it's an app that brings in little revenue there is no incentive to spend the time or money.

    And finally if you want the answer, email the developer and ask.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 4, 2018 ---
    Because the apps aren't fully optimized for 1% of all iOS devices in use? Get over it. Your life will go on fine for the next few weeks until the apps for your $1,500 phone are updated.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 4, 2018 ---
    Incorrect. Apps have to be built with the iOS 12 SDK. That is not the same thing as making changes to an app so that the UI is optimized for a particular phone (e.g., removing the black bars up top near the notch).
  18. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    Instagram is already updated, that’s a start...
  19. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    And how much of larger percentage of $0.00 would that be to scare a developer of an abandoned app? As others mentioned, go after the devs, find a replacement app, but not on Apple to overtly force a developer to update. Enough people bail on the app, that might be enough pressure for a dev. And probably in the next year, Apple will put it out there that all updates to apps will need to be notch compliant. And at that point, if still no updates, time to get over it as app will truly be in an abandoned status at that point.

    Gee! That'd be some dull TV.

    Baseball. League Divisional Series. America League in the case of TBS.
  20. bixizero thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    You’re clueless if you think this is only happening on abandoned apps. 99% of apps aren’t updated yet. This **** isn’t hard.
  21. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds like you should let the app developers know.
  22. Aftermath747 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ohhhh lol I’m so used to seeing ALDS or NLDS that I didn’t even put that together.
  23. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Developer time spent for a very small market.
  24. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    League division series. Baseball.
  25. alien3dx macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2017
    you think ios platform profitable ?

    1. Objective C and Xcode is the horrible language and ide.
    2. If Apple kill all those application , it will be like windows mobile failure market.
    3. Forcing 100 dollar just for app development even not publish is outrages..

    ** i always found people who think developer are easy to manipulate and can be bought time cheaply.. We're not and software development it not just paid electrical bills and buy some junk laptop.

    Newbies developer some are so dump thinking they have to supply resources to newbies company also.

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