Thursday, September 20, 2012

Apple asks developers to they submit new sizes of screenshots if their apps support the new Phone 5

Apple sent out a notice last week to developers telling them that they should submit app updates that made their apps iOS 6 compliant as soon as possible. Strangely, the focus was totally on iOS 6 rather than the new iPhone, which has a new sized display.

Today, though, Apple got around to informing developers that if their apps are designed for the iPhone 5 in mind they should be submitting different sized screenshots. While the iPhone 4 sports a screen size of 960 x 640 pixels, the new iPhone 5 has a display that is 1136 x 640 pixels.

Because of this change, Apple wants screenshots at variations of the new size. Here are the screenshot sizes Apple says it will accept:
640 x 1136 (portrait)
640 x 1096 (portrait)
1136 x 640 (landscape)
1136 x 600 (landscape)
Apple warns that if a developer submits an app that takes advantage of the new iPhone 5 screen size, but does not submit properly sized screenshots the the status of your app will change to Missing Screenshot.