Apple Encouraging Developers to Optimize Apps for iPhone X Features

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 30/10/2017 by Chris Hauk


As might be expected, Apple is encouraging developers to optimize their apps for the new iPhone X handset and its features.

Apple Encouraging Developers to Optimize Apps for iPhone X Features

The future is almost here. iPhone X will be available November 3. This stunning device features the all-new Super Retina display for more immersive experiences and Face ID, a secure new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay. The TrueDepth camera works with ARKit, and the A11 Bionic chip is designed for Core ML and Metal 2. Download Xcode 9.0.1, test your apps in the iPhone X simulator, and capture screenshots. Then submit your updated apps and metadata in iTunes Connect today.

Learn about submitting iOS apps to the App Store.

Developers can download Xcode 9.0.1 to test their apps in the iPhone X Simulator. Developers can also use the simulator to capture screenshots before submitting their updated apps to the App Store.

In addition to the new Face ID system and TrueDepth camera, developers will need to optimize their app layout for the iPhone X’s “notch” at the top of the display. its rounded corners, and more.

Pre-orders for the new iPhone kicked off early on Friday, October 27. The device will begin arriving in the hands of lucky customers on Friday, November 3.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.