Will devs optimize their apps for iPhone 5?

Will devs optimize their apps for iPhone 5?

  • Yes, because it is necessary

    Votes: 18 56.3%
  • Yes, because their apps will get bad reviews

    Votes: 10 31.3%
  • No; they'll just make a new app.

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • No, it's too much of a hassle

    Votes: 3 9.4%

  • Total voters
    32

VivaLaFisica

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Original poster
Sep 17, 2012
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Is it too much of a hassle?

Would apps have to be optimized for the iPhone 5?

Would this mess up apps for previous iPhones?

Will entirely news apps have to be made for different models?
Example: "Netflix" or "Netflix for iPhone 5"

Should devs just not fix what isn't broken and iPhone 5 people just deal with the black bars?

How about the iPhone 5 having its own App Store section?
 

Bathplug

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Jul 12, 2010
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Is it too much of a hassle?

Would apps have to be optimized for the iPhone 5?

Would this mess up apps for previous iPhones?

Will entirely news apps have to be made for different models?
Example: "Netflix" or "Netflix for iPhone 5"

Should devs just not fix what isn't broken and iPhone 5 people just deal with the black bars?

How about the iPhone 5 having its own App Store section?
No
No
No
No
No
There is currently a enhanced for iphone 5 section in the featured tab.

Loads of apps have and are being updated for iphone 5 http://appshopper.com/search/?cat=all&platform=ios&device=iphone&search="Iphone+5"&searchdev=all&sort=update&dir=desc&whatsnew=1
 
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iphone1105

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Oct 8, 2009
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considering the screen size will never go back down, i'd say yes. i'd have said yes anyway, but there's a reason!
 

rmwebs

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Apr 6, 2007
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Yes.

I've already had about 15 emails since Friday from people who use my apps, asking when the iPhone 5 versions will be out.

In truth, for most apps that use the standard UI, it's a 5-10 minute job to update the app. It gets a lot more complicated when you use non-standard UI's or if you use game engines and the like, however even then, as long as the game engine is half decent, it should be fairly trivial to resize the viewing area.

The only time it'll be an issue is for developers using the likes of corona sdk with their games, as you stage items just off the edge of the visible display, so every level would need modifying manually, or you'd need to effectively stretch the viewing area.
 

impulse462

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Jun 3, 2009
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Really waiting for Netflix to update their app. I couldn't watch anything on the 3.5" screen and I would like to see how the experience is with 4". Somehow I still doubt it'll beat the iPad Netflix experience.
 

BFizzzle

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May 31, 2010
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whats the point of this thread?
do people really think they arent going to update their apps for the iphone 5?? the latest up to date product.. c'mon use your head
 

VivaLaFisica

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 17, 2012
139
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whats the point of this thread?
do people really think they arent going to update their apps for the iphone 5?? the latest up to date product.. c'mon use your head
One of my favorite apps, Pocket Tanks, JUST got updated last week. The last actual update took forever.

The answer to your question is yes. I do think that there are some apps that will not get updated for the 5.
 

BFizzzle

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May 31, 2010
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One of my favorite apps, Pocket Tanks, JUST got updated last week. The last actual update took forever.

The answer to your question is yes. I do think that there are some apps that will not get updated for the 5.
i think they all will.. maybe not at first.
easiest way is to email the dev