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Corefile

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Sep 24, 2022
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I am never quite certain if this is a positive or a negative. Instagram is a time sink IMO.
 

bookofxero

macrumors 6502
Dec 31, 2017
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Can't believe they're haven't been the "Who takes pictures with an iPad?" comments. As if wanting to browse photos/images on an iPad was some strange concept.
Well, maybe - just maybe - that is why you are not seeing those comments despite your seeming desire to make an argument where one is not happening.
 

MasterControlProgram

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May 5, 2022
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Doesn’t make much sense. I doubt they’re using SwiftUI but I’d imagine they’re either using Constraints or rolling their own UI layout code to calculate sizes and positions of elements. Either way, the app clearly knows how to size the UI components for different iPhone screens.

I’d bet ticking the box in Xcode for iPad compatibility would get them 90% of the way there, with just a few tweaks needed where their layout code doesn’t quite work. Admittedly it would be one of those apps that’s just a giant iPhone app on the iPad, but it would be better than having that titchy phone screen with the black borders around it.
 

PauloSera

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Oct 12, 2022
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Payback for Apple's privacy initiatives?

Cut our ad revenue? We'll weaken the user experience for your consumers all the while claiming "we don't hear our users asking for this". Somewhat self defeating but Meta doesn't seem to care about iPad users at all.

Or maybe they cannot spy on you as well via the iPad?
Or just maybe they don't actually hear users complaining about it. The bi-monthly Macrumors article doesn't count as users complaining.
 
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flexwithmarius

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Dec 9, 2022
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Doesn’t make much sense. I doubt they’re using SwiftUI but I’d imagine they’re either using Constraints or rolling their own UI layout code to calculate sizes and positions of elements. Either way, the app clearly knows how to size the UI components for different iPhone screens.

I’d bet ticking the box in Xcode for iPad compatibility would get them 90% of the way there, with just a few tweaks needed where their layout code doesn’t quite work. Admittedly it would be one of those apps that’s just a giant iPhone app on the iPad, but it would be better than having that titchy phone screen with the black borders around it.
It’s this. Meta’s apps are about as anti-native as possible. They ignore the ringer switch behavior too.
 
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Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Meta runs out of money so they can’t fix existing applications.
For reference, I, for some god knows what reason, cannot zoom in photos sent via messenger on the browser. I have to use iOS app for that.
Now they just break instagram on iPad, I don’t know what to say about it.
Maybe this is the beginning of the end?
 
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MisterSavage

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Nov 10, 2018
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Well, maybe - just maybe - that is why you are not seeing those comments despite your seeming desire to make an argument where one is not happening.
Maybe.....just maybe.....there have been many threads about this shortcoming of Instagram in the past here.
 

ImaginaryNerve

macrumors regular
Nov 11, 2020
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Doesn’t make much sense. I doubt they’re using SwiftUI but I’d imagine they’re either using Constraints or rolling their own UI layout code to calculate sizes and positions of elements. Either way, the app clearly knows how to size the UI components for different iPhone screens.

I’d bet ticking the box in Xcode for iPad compatibility would get them 90% of the way there, with just a few tweaks needed where their layout code doesn’t quite work. Admittedly it would be one of those apps that’s just a giant iPhone app on the iPad, but it would be better than having that titchy phone screen with the black borders around it.
Meta seems to be pretty terrible when it comes to updating their apps. I haven't checked in awhile, but the macOS version of Messenger still requires Rosetta on M1, iirc. I know it still did a few months ago.

It isn't just a Mac/Apple thing either. The desktop version of Messenger on Windows still doesn't have native webp support and when dragging and dropping images/movies to a chat, you have to drag over the app then out of the app and then back in the app in order for it to allow it.

Recently, they made some changes to FB Reels that require you to use Instagram to comment on some of them and sharing them from FB into messenger just gives you a "attachment unavailable" error.

Honestly, Meta could do with some cleaning house in their development teams and work on a unified application experience.
 

prime17569

macrumors regular
May 26, 2021
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This appears to be due to a change in iPadOS which Instagram has not accounted for. Looks like in 2022 they're still hardcoding screen sizes instead of using the Safe Area insets.

In iPadOS 15, iPhone compatibility mode emulates the screen size of the iPhone SE 2020-2022 (375 x 667 points).

Looking at these screenshots, it appears that in iPadOS 16, the iPhone compatibility mode now emulates the screen size of an iPhone with a notch, which is why it is narrower. The screenshot showing the keyboard is a dead giveaway, because only iPhone models with a notch have the emoji button in that position.

I can't tell for certain which iPhone model the new emulated screen size matches (I haven't upgraded to iPadOS 16 yet), but if you download "Adaptivity (C)" from the App Store on your iPad, you should be able to get the new dimensions.

EDIT: This might mean that the next iPhone SE will have a notch.

UPDATE: Tested with iPadOS 16.2 in Xcode's Simulator and the new emulated screen size is 390 x 844 points, which matches the screen size of the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 13, and 13 Pro.
 
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