Apple has drawn up a plan to ensure all new applications submitted to the App Store are compatible with the iPhone X‘s ultra-tall Super Retina screen.
From April, all new applications submitted to the App Store will need to be built for the edge-to-edge screen – and notch – on the iPhone X or they’ll be rejected, according to 9to5Mac.
The firm is also introducing new guidelines that’ll force developers to build applications using the iOS 11 SDK, ensuring compatibility for next-generation variants of the iPhone.
Apple has not set a deadline for when existing applications must be brought in line with the new policy – though it’s safe to assume that it’ll ink a date in the not-too-distant future.
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It was revealed back in 2017 that the iPhone X will set the design standard for upcoming flagship iPhones, so it isn’t hard to see why Apple has altered its App Store guidelines.
That doesn’t mean that Apple is doing away with the standard bezel-heavy iPhone build, however – it’s tipped to launch a budget offering that’ll sport a similar design to the iPhone 8.
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