iPhone X Screenshots – Be Prepared for Nov. 3rd

Now that users and developers alike are used to iOS 11, they have a new iOS device to get ready for. The iPhone X is nearly here and Apple has kindly reminded app developers to get their apps and screenshots ready for the device.

Since the iPhone X features a different sized screen, developers need to make sure that their app and screenshots will work with the phone. Developers can currently test their apps using the iPhone X simulator in Xcode to capture screenshots and upload their new metadata and app into iTunes Connect.

Developers cannot forget about their creatives, especially with a new device being released. Creatives are key for converting users, and developers need to make sure that their screenshots are ready and looking good on all of Apple’s devices.

Here are some things developers need to think about when creating screenshots for the iPhone X:

o   1125 by 2436 (portrait)

o   2436 by 1125 (landscape)

  • Don’t mask or call attention to display features (iPhone X notch)

Unfortunately, developers will have to create new screenshots that match the new resolutions and upload them into iTunes Connect. While having to create screenshots in additional sizes may be time consuming, it will be worthwhile in the long run because screenshots will look more natural and better for the device they were created for.

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