Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - G&G MOBILE -

Till now, Ap­ple iPhone users al­ways had an edge over com­peti­tors, at least on the ap­pli­ca­tion front. For past five years, the phone’s dis­play had stayed at 3.5 inches, as a re­sult of which all apps listed on the App Store were com­pat­i­ble with the iPhone 4S. But given the in­creased screen size of the iPhone 5, users and de­vel­op­ers could face some chal­lenges. While the ex­ist­ing apps will run flaw­lessly, there will be an em­plty black space on the top and the bot­tom, re­strict­ing users from en­joy­ing full ben­e­fits of the big­ger dis­play. But once the de­vel­oper up­dates the app, things will be back in place. This can take some time. “The change de­pends on the type of app,” says Binay Ti­wari, Head, Global Mar­ket­ing, “Some of the ‘ta­ble’ struc­ture lay­out type apps will get updated rel­a­tively eas­ily, while the more graph­ics in­ten­sive games may need a re-de­sign. The app ecosys­tem is a com­pet­i­tive one and Ap­ple re­wards de­vel­op­ers that sup­port their lat­est hard­ware by fea­tur­ing their apps on the App Store.”

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