New apps on old iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Otto J, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Otto J macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010
    To my surprise, I don't see any discussion about this at all: I get that old apps on iPhone 5 will have black bars. But what about new apps on old iPhones - will the apps have to support two sizes?
  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    There will be no more new apps for the older iPhones.


    The bottom 1/5 of the app will be cropped off.
  3. Nckcard macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    There is a scaling feature built into iOS 6, so I imagine apps will scale down to the iphone 4 screen, if they do not remain their current proportions.
  4. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    app developers won't be foolish enough to only support the iPhone 5. They will make 2 different UI designs...a 4" version and a 3.5" one. It's much like when they make a universal app for iPad and iPhone
  5. Otto J thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010

    That only makes sense in some apps, a 16/9 game wouldn't work. Scaling is a really, really bad solution, it impacts image quality and strains the GPU. Obviously the developers can choose to support both, but does anyone know if they are required to?

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