Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2012 21:00 UTC
Apple "Apple has just released the final Golden Master build of iOS 6 to developers. Although a public version won't be available for existing users until September 19th, developers can use the final version to test against iOS apps in preparation for the new iPhone 5." Developers, get cracking. You don't want your applications to show black bars on the iPhone 5, right?
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RE: Fragmentation?
by macUser on Thu 13th Sep 2012 16:14 UTC in reply to "Fragmentation?"
macUser
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2006-12-15

Not sure what the big deal is. Yes it's fragmentation, but no where near the shit storm devs have to deal with on Android.

The conundrum for iOS developers:

1. Do nothing: Your app looks just like it did before, but doesn't use the full screen.

2. Support the new screen: You app looks just as great on all iOS devices.

Oh noes! The horror devs are facing by this!

Edited 2012-09-13 16:14 UTC

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RE[2]: Fragmentation?
by Alfman on Thu 13th Sep 2012 17:12 in reply to "RE: Fragmentation?"
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2011-01-28

I think you missed the OP's implied point, which was not about the "horror devs are facing by this", but rather that the original criticism of android's multiple form factors from the pro-apple camp is now undermined by apple's latest product.

If the situation were the opposite, apple fanboys would be howling at android for not being able to run their apps full screen.

On a more fundamental level though, I think apple deviating from it's homogeneous one-size-fits-all approach is going to be a good thing for consumers.

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RE[3]: Fragmentation?
by macUser on Thu 13th Sep 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Fragmentation?"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

I think you missed the OP's implied point, which was not about the "horror devs are facing by this", but rather that the original criticism of android's multiple form factors from the pro-apple camp is now undermined by apple's latest product.

If the situation were the opposite, apple fanboys would be howling at android for not being able to run their apps full screen.

On a more fundamental level though, I think apple deviating from it's homogeneous one-size-fits-all approach is going to be a good thing for consumers.


Undermined? It's undermined only in bizarro universe, maybe. Every new iPhone has come with new features not in past models. That's also "fragmentation." Are current apps going to not work on the iPhone5? If so, then it's a big deal. If not, then you're grasping at straws. Trying to equate the fragmentation seen in the Android dev space to this is laughable!

Edited 2012-09-13 17:26 UTC

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