Surprised so few apps have been updated...they all look blurry

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by El3ctronics, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    I'm surprised that so few of the apps in the app store have been updated for the iPhone 6 display. Almost all my third party apps look quite blurry on the new phone compared to my wife's iPhone 5. How long did it take developers to update their apps when the 5 first came out?
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    It'll take much longer than the iPhone 5. Two new resolutions, neither of them is a very linear or one-dimensional change. In the next few weeks we'll probably see some apps updated, but it'll take a few months before most are.
  3. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    It depends, when I finally updated my game to support the iPhone5's resolution I did it in a way that it could scale to more or less any resolution. The current version in the store won't because Apple requires the app to have the proper splash screen to get the real screen size but I have an update ready to go that works great on the 6 and 6+....the only hold up is that I'm adding Chinese and French localization and that took a bit longer than expected :(
  4. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    So few? It's the release day of iPhone 6. Developers actually put thought into how to use the display scale efficiently... Also they have two different resolutions and pixel densities (2x, 3x). Not to mention it's easier to develop for the display with actually looking how it looks, so a lot of developers will wait until they get the phone.
  5. distemp macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    I believe people are still entitled to feeling disappointed.
  6. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    I guess that this is one positive thing that I can try not to be too let down that my order was delayed until last next because Verizon couldn't confirm my eligibility even though I paid full price.
  7. jeremyhu macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010
    What apps in particular? Do you have screenshots to show what you mean? I haven't seen any issues myself. Have you filed a radar at ?
  8. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    He said third party apps.
  9. patrickbarnes macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    The issue is that the simulator is not 100% true to how the device(s) handle scaling, so most devs need the device in hand to make sure it works.

    The bigger issue is the scarcity of the unlocked 6+, which makes it hard to design a UI that feels right for that.
  10. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011

    Developers don't need to have an unlocked 6+, any ordinary 6+ of any capacity and carrier will do.
  11. alexxk macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    Instagram has very soft texts.. gives me a headache.. will be using my old Note 2 for IG viewing.. facebook look fuzzy all around..
  12. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Well, that first part is true, or at least they feel entitled to demand free app updates on the first day of release. Developers were a bit blindsided by the new devices, especially the odd 6+ and its 3x image assets which is causing layout alignment issues, so give them time. They are having to spend time making these updates on their own dime, after all. Also, Apple's review times are averaging about 10 days right now, so there are many apps simply waiting in the queue for Apple to review them.
  13. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Yeah, the worst of this is Google Voice. It took them over a year to finally update it for iOS 7. Now it's scaling and kind of blurry. I don't think we will ever get another update, because they're pushing that service out anyway.
  14. james1758 macrumors regular


    May 26, 2013
    Yeah don't know about you guys but I've especially noticed it on my Instagram app, looks good but you can tell it is nowhere near optimised and as a result slightly blurry.
  15. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    We should start compiling a list of apps that are updated for the display.
  16. bryancee macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    I really wish Twitter + Instagram were updated already. Cant believe they didn't have it ready.
  17. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    How do programmers handle the zoomed in view? I notice I miss a lot of functions on apples apps when I am zoomed in
  18. jaw3net macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Twitter has updated, at least that's what I've been told.

    Google Chrome is in desperate need of an update for the iPhone 6.
  19. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Twitter has been updated, for the iPhone 6 at least. Not sure how it looks on the 6+ but looks great on the 6.

    Tumblr, handful of Apple apps (iWork and iLife), and CNN are the apps I know that are iPhone 6 enhanced/updated.
  20. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    Funny, I launched the App Store shortly after activating and there were 30+ Updates available.
  21. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    There's a Google Voice app? :confused:
  22. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Have Flipboard, Facebook or Instagram updated their apps?
  23. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    By the time Facebook updates their app for either iOS 8 and/or the iPhone 6, its version is going to 456.
  24. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    those are mostly ios8 updates, not 6+ screen size updates
  25. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Yes! Anyone with a Plus care to start this?! :)

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