26 Sep '12, 11am

What developers think about the new iPhone 5 screen size

What developers think about the new iPhone 5 screen size

The taller screen on iPhone5 is an engineering decision. It’s not a bigger phone it’s just tall, there’s no change in width and it’s thinner than iPhone4S and hence more comfortable. The taller design ensures better signal reception through it’s dual antenna technology. From development point of view app developers need to support all form factors (older iPhones, new iPhone, existing iPads and yet to release iPad mini). Thankfully iOS6 has got auto-layout that calculates the positions of UI components automatically based on the available screen size. This makes iPhone apps built for iPhone4 to work seamlessly on iPhone5 with minimal changes. However, if developers have hardcoded the frame positions of UI components in their apps then it won’t be displayed properly on newer iPhone. I won’t compare it with the fragmentation issue that has been haunting Android. As Android is...

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