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Apple Now Requires All New iOS Apps to Support iPhone X’s Retina Display

Although iPhone X received positive reviews, recent rumors have suggested that the company might be ditching the smartphone later in Summer as sales figures failed to live up to the company’s expectations. Apart from that, reports speculated that the company might bring iPhone X’s design features to other future iPhone models starting from this year. Interestingly, Apple recently sent out a notice to developers to add support for iPhone X’s Retina display.

The latest news comes from Ars Technica which revealed that Apple has sent out few rules regarding the latest changes. The report noted,

“iOS 11 has brought innovative features and the redesigned App Store to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Your apps can deliver more intelligent, unified, and immersive experiences with Core ML, ARKit, new camera APIs, new SiriKit domains, Apple Music integration, drag and drop for iPad, and more.

Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later. All new apps for iPhone, including universal apps, must support the Super Retina display of the iPhone X.”

While it is unclear at the moment what Apple meant by saying support for iPhone X’s Super Retina display, it seems that the company is pushing developers to develop their apps with iPhone X’s unique design in mind. Moreover, you should note that the new rules apply to only new apps submitted to the app store which will give existing developers more time to adapt their apps. We will have to wait few more months to see if Apple in fact brings iPhone X’s design into future models.

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