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[3]: Fragmentation?
by macUser on Thu 13th Sep 2012 17:25 UTC 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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RE[4]: Fragmentation?
by Alfman on Thu 13th Sep 2012 19:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Fragmentation?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

I did not say it's a big deal, quite the contrary it is not. Never the less, there were those who claimed that 3.5 inches would forever be the perfect size ( hey, the girth is more important, right? ;) ).

Examples:
http://gizmodo.com/5847981/this-is-why-the-iphones-screen-will-alwa...

http://jeet.posterous.com/why-iphone-5-will-be-35-only

Say it with me: Undermined!

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RE[5]: Fragmentation?
by redshift on Sat 15th Sep 2012 14:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Fragmentation?"
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2006-05-06

3.5 inches would forever be the perfect size


It was a very good size... I like to wear the phone in a case that holds it horizontal off my belt. Making the phone taller might make it more awkward. If it does, my 4 will probably move to a 4s instead of a 5, or I will take another look at android.

I am not sure I am sold on apple's new mapping software for IOS6 either. It looks pretty... but it was lacking public transit/walking route options the last time I checked, and I need that for my travels. Most apps I use are on both platforms now and my music is DRM free. I have a handful of DRM'd videos, but I never watch them on my phone anyhow so switching would be mostly painless.

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RE[4]: Fragmentation?
by JAlexoid on Thu 13th Sep 2012 23:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Fragmentation?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

That's right. Android's fragmentation is only based on how powerful the SoC is... oh wait!

Please, it's the same shit on any platform no matter what shape and form. Claiming otherwise is just plain stupid.

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