Apple is just about to announce the new iPhone 6.
What does that mean for us developers?
New resolution – Go High Resolution
So first of all its really cool they left the same Screen ratio. So there will not be any black bars on your existing apps when played with the shiny new device.
But all our current apps will be devalued, since they look low res, unless you create a „HD“ new iPhone 6 version of it. Which for me would mean to update 20 apps..
Update SDK’s of partners
Also if you use external services like Chartboost Advertising, you will have to get the newest SDK and update ALL of your games with it installed, again 20 apps (+20 apps on amazon).
More Quality – Less Crap
Apple has plenty of apps in their store by now. So they are not interested in any new App and reserve their right to reject apps, the ones which do not deliver any new value or just look crap.
That’s good there was a lot of crap.
But also it will it make it more frustrating and harder for new people to join the app game.
I’m happy I started doing this in the good old days, 1 Year ago.
The iTunes Connect Account looks now much cleaner too, I like it a lot. Waiting desperately for the new iPhone 6 now!
Gonna make some great stuff for it!