Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MLB updates its universal app to make it iOS 6 compliant; 16x9 video now supported for the iPhone 5

It is almost impossible to keep up will all the app updates Apple is pushing through its system. Developers have submitted app updates to make sure their apps will function correctly in the iOS 6 environment, and also to take advantage of some of the new features in Apple's new mobile operating system.
When you think of all the apps that could take advantage of Apple's new Passbook features, MLB At Bat isn't one of those that immediately comes to mind. But lo and behold the app now sports Passbook integration for ticket buying at select venues. Not surprisingly, San Francisco's AT&T Park is one of those places you will be able use Passbook (assuming you can get a ticket, of course), but Citi Field (NY), Fenway Park (Boston) and Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City) are others.

The new update is also one of the first (if not the first) update that mentions that it will now support 16x9 video for the iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod touch.

Netflix updated its universal iOS app two days ago but while the app description mentions an updated user interface and other improvements, no mention of supporting 16x9 video was mentioned in the update.