Very few apps compatible with the iPhone 5??

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  1. thaghost macrumors 6502

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    It seems as if there is only a dozen or so apps that are optimized for the 4" screen. Is there any way to stretch apps that are not optimized to fit the screen? How long do you think it will be before most apps become optimized?
     
  2. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    I am wondering the same thing. Apps don't feel complete and just feel outdated if they don't use the full screen. I assume it'll be a few more weeks until we see updates for the majority of top rated apps
     
  3. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    There's a lot more than a dozen. On my phone alone, aside from the native apps that come with the phone, I've got the following that have all been updated for the 4" screen:

    Facebook
    Twitter
    Pulse News
    Flipboard
    News 360
    Instagram
    645 Pro
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    Podcasts
    ColorSplash
    Navigon
    Geekbench 2
    Linpack
    Box
    CNN
    OpenTable
    Asphalt 7
    MetalStorm
    Temple Run
    Sword and Sworcery
    Bejewelled Blitz
    Wordpress
    mSecure
    Fandango
    Hulu Plus
    Kindle
    Smule Magic Piano
    Garage Band
    Wikipanion
    Evernote
    WordLens
    My english to German dictionary
    Weather 2x
    The Weather Channel
    Chrome
    Stitcher

    That's 37 apps on my phone alone. That means 28% of the apps on my phone have been updated. (so I'm sure tens of thousands if not more have been actually updated).

    It's going to take a while for all of them to be updated, but they're coming quickly. The only ones I'm really pining for at this moment are Tapatalk and Dolphin...the rest I can wait patiently the few days or weeks it takes for the developers to update them.
     
  4. thaghost thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did forget about the games. Some of those on your list are still in the old format for me. I have had none of mine update since i've had the phone.
     
  5. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    I think it's funny that the Apple Store App is not even updated for the new screen.
     
  6. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Which ones?
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Wait, wait, wait....so are you saying that you took the time to start a thread about how few apps have been updated, but you haven't even updated them on your phone?
     
  8. thaghost thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wikipanion
    bejweled
    kindle

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    haha no...there are not showing up in the app store for an update.
     
  9. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    That's odd. Those three have definitely been updated. Kindle was updated I believe on launch day. When you go to updates, does it actually show "All your apps are up to date"
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Ah, ok. I almost freaked out a bit, but that's what I was hoping was the case. :)
     
  11. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    One thing to note:

    I have noticed that sometimes the updates page can be a bit wonky. Try going into the App Store, going to the Featured page or such, and look around a bit, then go to the updates tab and make sure you see it think a bit. My guess is after a short while you'll see your updates list populate. It's been finicky, and hasn't pushed updates often...most of the time I've had to manually check.
     
  12. phinsup macrumors 6502

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    You think that's bad, I tried to find a car charger locally today!
     
  13. thaghost thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bwahaha...that's pretty funny...

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    It does...i've been having problems with apps crashing too. Facebook does it a few times a day.
     

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