"This app is optimized for iPhone 5" - Why?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Browno01, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Browno01 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    Apps are being added to the App Store now being optimized for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, every app submitted now has to fit the 4" devices (5, 5c, 5s), so why are they still displaying this tag under Compatibility and not "This app is optimized for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus."?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    The 5 was the display ratio change. 6 and 6 plus sized share the same ratio.

    It's to help you avoid apps that have black bars top and bottom if you like.

    This is just another example of Apple's fragmentation problems.
  3. gochi macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
  4. Browno01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    Just seen they are now putting , This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, on the updated apps.
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    That would be even earlier, back with iPhone 4.
  6. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    Anyone play Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff?

    Per App Store "This app is optimized for iPhone 5", but it looks insanely good on my iPhone 6 Plus. It looks so good, I swear it's optimized for the Plus.

    Download it and check for yourself.
  7. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005

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