• Regardless of the Screen Size, iOS Apps Should Auto-adjust to New Display on iPhone 6 Plus



    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with larger displays than the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. iPhone 5s has a screen size of 4 inches diagonally; the iPhone 6 has a screen size of 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus has a screen size of 5.5 inches. Both of these phones will go on pre-order starting Friday, September 12th, and will be available to the public starting next Friday, September 19th.

    The resolution of the new iPhone 6 Plus is much more dense and allow for a much fuller display experience with applications; both native and third-party. With that, you may be wondering if that means a horrible transition experience for App Store applications on the new displays.

    According to Apple, no matter what size the screen is, all of the App Store's applications should run just fine on the new display. Granted, they may be a little pixelated due to the new resolution, the applications to automatically adjust to fit the new display and function as expected.

    Native applications, on the other hand, have been carefully tailored to already be able to take full advantage of the new high-resolution displays, so there will be no auto-adjusting necessary.

    Developers will still have to update their applications for the aesthetics to look good, though. These are updates that will likely come along with support for Apple's new iOS 8 operating system, which will be released to the public next Wednesday, September 17th.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Regardless of the Screen Size, iOS Apps Should Auto-adjust to New Displays on iPhone 6 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      According to apples site the ppi is only higher on the 6+, not the 6. That said, thanks, you answered a question I was just thinking about!

      (401ppi vs 326ppi for the 6+ vs 6/5s/5c respectively)
    1. twigwonderkid's Avatar
      twigwonderkid -
      Not sure about the camera bump on the back. They seem to have made the phone so slim the camera is now to large so the camera sticks out, so you can't actually lay the phone flat on anything !
      Or have I seen this bump incorrectly
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by twigwonderkid View Post
      Not sure about the camera bump on the back. They seem to have made the phone so slim the camera is now to large so the camera sticks out, so you can't actually lay the phone flat on anything !
      Or have I seen this bump incorrectly
      Should sit flush if you put a nice case on the phone.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      So besides the screen res. what else is different between the 2? Do they both have the same features?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      So besides the screen res. what else is different between the 2? Do they both have the same features?
      Because of the screen differences, you get new operating system features, like side-by-side view.

      Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus Confirmed to Have iPad-like Landscape View for Apps

      More info here:

      Apple - iPhone
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      And battery life is significantly longer on the 6+
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      I wish they raised the res on the iPhone 6. I'm getting the 6 cus 5.5 is way too big.
    1. Matchstic's Avatar
      Matchstic -
      Any word on if the lockscreen also rotates on the 6 plus?
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by twigwonderkid View Post
      Not sure about the camera bump on the back. They seem to have made the phone so slim the camera is now to large so the camera sticks out, so you can't actually lay the phone flat on anything !
      Or have I seen this bump incorrectly
      Correct, it protrudes a bit.

      Also, has anybody noticed the issue with the curved screens? Screen protectors won't be able to cover the entire screen. Of course, that wouldn't have mattered if those screens had been sapphire...
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Matchstic View Post
      Any word on if the lockscreen also rotates on the 6 plus?
      Highly doubt it but not sure
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Should sit flush if you put a nice case on the phone.
      Yeah... I really agree with you on that. I'm just gonna wait and see and feel it in my hand once it hit the Apple Store and check out the bump on the camera. I personally do no like it at all, but, again will see. At first I was thinking about getting the iPhone 6 and when I see the two comparison on both device the iPhone 6 Plus does look very nice. I have a small and I think the iPhone 6 128gb will do for me tho and again I'm gonna check out both device before I purchase it.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I do like the landscape rotation. Reminds me of the Cydia tweak I used to use on my 3GS and iPhone 4 called Lock Rotation. I am going with the 5.5" screen cause my hands are huge. I always mistype and my iPhone 5C looks like a toy in my hands.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I really hope some apps don't look blurry on the 5.5 version. That's one thing I hated about android phones.
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      I really hope some apps don't look blurry on the 5.5 version. That's one thing I hated about android phones.
      They shouldn't. Everything is made to run on retina display so there shouldn't be issues like with android.

      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I do like the landscape rotation. Reminds me of the Cydia tweak I used to use on my 3GS and iPhone 4 called Lock Rotation. I am going with the 5.5" screen cause my hands are huge. I always mistype and my iPhone 5C looks like a toy in my hands.
      It does rotate to landscape.
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