1. M.Rizk's Avatar
    One thing I noticed when I got my 6 Plus, apps are looking ugly. I am using the 6 Plus in standard mode, not zoomed but all apps even those updated to iOS 8 are unfortunately pixelated with huge font, including the iMore Forums apps, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Only few developers have actually cared to update their apps to work perfectly on the 6 Plus. The only one I could recall now is "SR Cheats" which lists cheats for the Saints Row game. Only this got updated to look good with small font.

    This makes me wonder, why is Apple not encouraging developers to update their screen sizes? It shouldn't be even an option. They should force the developers by not allowing Xcode to package any apps with resolution lower than that of the 6 Plus.
    09-29-2014 04:02 AM
  2. BreakingKayfabe said: Best Answer

    I think it's unfair to call out developers for "not caring." Developers have had the 6 Plus in their hands for 10 days just as we have. Ten days isn't nearly enough of a chance to let them optimize their apps.

    Just be patient and give the devs some time. It's not as easy as we'd like to think.
  3. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of the SR Cheats app and how good looking it is:

    Apps look ugly on the 6 Plus. Why is Apple not encouraging developers to update their screen sizes?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411977911.711809.jpg

    Here is a screenshot of how bad looking Instagram is:

    Apps look ugly on the 6 Plus. Why is Apple not encouraging developers to update their screen sizes?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411977995.903385.jpg

    It just feels like I am running iPhone apps on iPad!

    Update: Twitter looks good after the latest update.
    09-29-2014 04:07 AM
  4. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Just as Google forces android phone manufacturers to update all phones to the latest android kitkat and Google forces their app developers to take advantage of new OS features? I know Apple updates their software more than Google on all phones but that doesn't mean they can force app developers to update screen resolutions at any time Apple deems it necessary. Despite what you may think of apple's control of their OS, they don't have THAT much control over app developers. Wait. Be patient.
    09-29-2014 04:24 AM
  5. swarlos's Avatar
    Just like when the 5 first came out its going to take some time for the developers to update their apps especially this time since the screen bump is so significant this time over the 4S to the 5.
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    09-29-2014 05:12 AM
  6. martinlmnt's Avatar
    I don't know how it works for developers but surely they had good warning to prepare in advance for this?? It's a little disappointing that some of the bigger apps are taking so long to get anything out...
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    09-29-2014 05:42 AM
  7. IIJBII's Avatar
    I don't know how it works for developers but surely they had good warning to prepare in advance for this?? It's a little disappointing that some of the bigger apps are taking so long to get anything out...
    I'm not sure any developers knew 100% what the screen sizes would be. Yes, there were leaks before the announcement but I wouldn't make adjustments based on that. They had iOS8 with developer accounts but I don't think that gave them anything to work with regarding screen size, etc. It takes time.
    09-29-2014 06:08 AM
  8. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I'm not sure any developers knew 100% what the screen sizes would be. Yes, there were leaks before the announcement but I wouldn't make adjustments based on that. They had iOS8 with developer accounts but I don't think that gave them anything to work with regarding screen size, etc. It takes time.
    Maybe Apple had to at least tell them the new resolutions not necessarily the screen size and everything would have been fine.

    Now Apple has to take an action and force a new update to Xcode that won't accept any apps with resolution less than that of the 6 Plus and force their Developer Portal on AppStore not to accept any apps packages by an old Xcode.

    If developers don't update their apps then this device will fail just like all other good devices as BlackBerry 10 devices that had no luck on their OS. It's either Apple forces the new resolution AND never accept new app updates unless they are optimized for the 6 Plus or this device is going out of business soon.

    Unfortunately the 6 Plus is not a lucky device, first it had the bend gate which happened in just 10 faulty devices out of 10 million sold iPhone 6 devices in total with at least 25% of them are 6 Plus. It then had the antenna problem with iOS 8.0.1.

    The more time passes the more I miss Steve Jobs, that new CEO I am sorry but is a retard. Apple Shareholders should do something about it and change him in the next annual meeting.
    09-29-2014 06:34 AM
  9. zachpenguin's Avatar
    Maybe Apple had to at least tell them the new resolutions not necessarily the screen size and everything would have been fine.

    Now Apple has to take an action and force a new update to Xcode that won't accept any apps with resolution less than that of the 6 Plus and force their Developer Portal on AppStore not to accept any apps packages by an old Xcode.

    If developers don't update their apps then this device will fail just like all other good devices as BlackBerry 10 devices that had no luck on their OS. It's either Apple forces the new resolution AND never accept new app updates unless they are optimized for the 6 Plus or this device is going out of business soon.

    Unfortunately the 6 Plus is not a lucky device, first it had the bend gate which happened in just 10 faulty devices out of 10 million sold iPhone 6 devices in total with at least 25% of them are 6 Plus. It then had the antenna problem with iOS 8.0.1.

    The more time passes the more I miss Steve Jobs, that new CEO I am sorry but is a retard. Apple Shareholders should do something about it and change him in the next annual meeting.
    Seriously!?!? It's been a week. Apps will be updated and all will be well. It's a tad bit ridiculous to expect all apps to be updated immediately. Apple will NEVER force developers because that's what would cause the platform to fail. If you are that unhappy, Apple forcing you to use their products.


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    09-29-2014 06:40 AM
  10. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Seriously!?!? It's been a week. Apps will be updated and all will be well. It's a tad bit ridiculous to expect all apps to be updated immediately. Apple will NEVER force developers because that's what would cause the platform to fail. If you are that unhappy, Apple forcing you to use their products.


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    I am not asking for all of them to get updated in just a week, I just wish I see two or three get updated or like one everyday or two but even that is not happening :/

    Btw if developers had no idea about the new screen sizes or resolution how did Evernote get updated as soon as iOS 8 was released, like literally in seconds and it looks fantastic!

    Apps look ugly on the 6 Plus. Why is Apple not encouraging developers to update their screen sizes?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411988073.757594.jpg
    09-29-2014 06:54 AM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    This is part of buying a new device at release time. All you can do is be patient or wait next time before upgrading.
    09-29-2014 10:20 AM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I think it's unfair to call out developers for "not caring." Developers have had the 6 Plus in their hands for 10 days just as we have. Ten days isn't nearly enough of a chance to let them optimize their apps.

    Just be patient and give the devs some time. It's not as easy as we'd like to think.
    09-29-2014 10:33 AM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    I think it's unfair to call out developers for "not caring." Developers have had the 6 Plus in their hands for 10 days just as we have. Ten days isn't nearly enough of a chance to let them optimize their apps.

    Just be patient and give the devs some time. It's not as easy as we'd like to think.
    This.
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    09-29-2014 11:00 AM
  14. iEd's Avatar
    I would think devs could only test out iOS 8 updates on a 5S prior to the 6+ being released. Once they get the 6+ they can work on updates and that takes time.
    One has to expect this as a early adopter.
    09-29-2014 01:15 PM
  15. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I would think devs could only test out iOS 8 updates on a 5S prior to the 6+ being released. Once they get the 6+ they can work on updates and that takes time.
    One has to expect this as a early adopter.
    This shouldn't always be a problem. Evernote was updated to fit 6 Plus before iOS 8 was made available to the public by an hour.
    09-29-2014 01:59 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    This shouldn't always be a problem. Evernote was updated to fit 6 Plus before iOS 8 was made available to the public by an hour.
    Because Evernote has plenty of money and resources to push out an update like that quickly. Not all developers have that luxury.
    09-29-2014 02:11 PM
  17. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Because Evernote has plenty of money and resources to push out an update like that quickly. Not all developers have that luxury.
    I am sure that isn't the reason because Instagram, and Facebook look really bad.
    09-29-2014 02:12 PM
  18. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I am sure that isn't the reason because Instagram, and Facebook look really bad.
    Facebook has a history of producing garbage apps. That includes Instagram, which hasn't even updated their icon for iOS 7.

    In all honesty, you should contact the developers of the apps you would like to be updated and ask them for a timetable of when their apps will be updated.
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    09-29-2014 02:25 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I get apps updating to iOS 8 everyday. But in the App Store write ups, they all say optimized for iPhone 5. Same aspect ratio I suppose. Just larger. I don't know about resolution increases for developers.


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    09-29-2014 03:07 PM
  20. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    Updating to iOS8 is only part of the issue. These are completely new screen sizes with resolutions vastly different to the 4" models of the past few years.

    This is one of the reasons I haven't jumped on board with the 6 Plus yet. I want to see how things play out on the app side and also what kind of, as much as I hate this word, "phablet" features are added. I'm considering going Note 4 when it launches and waiting until the 6S Plus comes out next year.

    I'm so torn!!!!

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    09-29-2014 03:11 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    This shouldn't always be a problem. Evernote was updated to fit 6 Plus before iOS 8 was made available to the public by an hour.
    Stop whining about it and be patient. Updates will come. Fitting apps for the larger screens will involve more than just stretching the content to fill the screen - especially on the 6 Plus which will allow "iPad type" sidebars in landscape mode.
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    09-29-2014 03:34 PM
  22. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I blame Bush.
    09-29-2014 03:46 PM
  23. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    I'm using SEVERAL apps that are already updated.
    olliegrl likes this.
    09-29-2014 03:55 PM
  24. olliegrl's Avatar
    dude it's been a week....chill the eff out....
    09-29-2014 04:24 PM
  25. ls108's Avatar
    Well its going to take time thats all. No more no less. 10 days isn't enough time things will work out soon enough.
    09-29-2014 04:25 PM
  26. olliegrl's Avatar
    I am not asking for all of them to get updated in just a week, I just wish I see two or three get updated or like one everyday or two but even that is not happening :/

    Btw if developers had no idea about the new screen sizes or resolution how did Evernote get updated as soon as iOS 8 was released, like literally in seconds and it looks fantastic!

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    also is it just me...or does that not look as "terribly awful" as OP is suggesting?
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    09-29-2014 04:26 PM
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