royinla14

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I remember when the change happened from 5 to 6 (or was it from 4 to 5) there were pretty fast updates. It’s now 2 months since the announcement yet most of my apps (nothing special) are not yet optimized. Thoughts?
 
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Blondie&Dagwood

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I remember when the change happened from 5 to 6 (or was it from 4 to 5) there were pretty fast updates. It’s now 2 months since the announcement yet most of my apps (nothing special) are not yet optimized. Thoughts?

My thoughts in two words - “the notch”
 
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akash.nu

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Because developers don’t prioritise one model over all the others available. Statistically more users are on non X devices. They’ll get to it eventually.
 
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Radon87000

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Because it takes time. By the time all popular apps are out it's time to buy iPhone X Plus.
 

Shirasaki

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BTW, iPhone X is not out for a month. And MOST developers will not be able to access it. They may only update using the simulator.
 

balaplus

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I remember when the change happened from 5 to 6 (or was it from 4 to 5) there were pretty fast updates. It’s now 2 months since the announcement yet most of my apps (nothing special) are not yet optimized. Thoughts?
To put it in perspective, google maps didn't work well on Android for a very long time:)
 
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DDustiNN

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A lot of the optimization is automatic. However, it still requires you to recompile using the new version of Xcode. I didn’t realize that - I thought they would just work. Didn’t think anything of it, until I actually got my phone and saw all of the letterboxed apps.

So I worked on mine a bit over the weekend. Ran into a couple other issues, since Apple likes to break at least one thing every year. Every year, new iOS, and suddenly my apps don’t work the same anymore. This time it was 3 things, and one was quite a pain to figure out. Got everything working last night on my new app (still unreleased), so I should be releasing in a day or two. But then I gotta go back and make all of those changes to my other 3 apps. It’s kind of annoying.
 

Menel

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Every display change, 4 retina, 5 tallphone, 6big phone.

Had long lags in app,updates, upto 6months or more.
 

DDustiNN

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Several Google apps just updated today.

I’d say probably 75% of the apps I use regularly are now optimized for iPhone X. That’s not bad for a phone that’s been out for less than two weeks!
Still no Gmail update :(
 

Zune55

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I remember when the change happened from 5 to 6 (or was it from 4 to 5) there were pretty fast updates. It’s now 2 months since the announcement yet most of my apps (nothing special) are not yet optimized. Thoughts?

Which apps you want to get updated soon?
 

haruhiko

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Many mainstream apps didn't support the 16:9 aspect ratio of the iPhone 5 long after its release. Even today, there are apps that don't support the plus side display and elements in the apps look enlarged.

A lot of apps already supports the iPhone X just a few days after its release. I'm actually surprised by the speed.
 
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akash.nu

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Explain?
My bank app have not been updated for example.
Apple have said (presumably they have not been lying) it takes only few hours to optimise the app for iPhone X. Can't imagine a bank not being able to afford this cost.

It comes down to priority and project roadmaps. The developers for the banking apps aren’t sitting there twiddling their thumbs you know.
 

Gryzor

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Simple - why update an app for a minority of users? Most app developers will get around to it eventually. What about those apps that don't even work on iOS 11? Those are the ones that need attention, not those which still look fine with black borders top-and-bottom - really doesn't bother me.
 

mattopotamus

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Several Google apps just updated today.

I’d say probably 75% of the apps I use regularly are now optimized for iPhone X. That’s not bad for a phone that’s been out for less than two weeks!

Still no Gmail update :(

I really am waiting for gmail and hangouts to update. I use them on a daily basis and it is a real eyesore.

Most of my everyday apps have already been updated. I also was pretty shocked to see yahoo fantasy football app was updated day one.
 
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T'hain Esh Kelch

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Explain?
My bank app have not been updated for example.
Apple have said (presumably they have not been lying) it takes only few hours to optimise the app for iPhone X. Can't imagine a bank not being able to afford this cost.
It costs money to have a programmer update an app. The cost/benefit for taking time to do something about a superficial thing like the notch, for a minority of users, is not worth it. Just because a bank has a gazillion money, they don't spend it on everything. That is in part why they have so many of them.
 
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BvizioN

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It comes down to priority and project roadmaps. The developers for the banking apps aren’t sitting there twiddling their thumbs you know.

What could possibly be a priority to a single app developers other then taking care of this app?
Being on a phone with customers dealing with transaction details?
 
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