Apple to iPhone developers: No more low-res screenshots

iPhone,iPod | Thursday February 2 2012 8:41 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Apple to iPhone developers: No more low-res screenshots

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The screen resolution shared by the first three iPhones and iPod Touches is expected to be phased out eventually, but in a new note to developers, the company appears to want to move that process along–at least on its digital storefront.

In an e-mail to developers today, republished by The Next Web, Apple notes that it now requires developers to include high-resolution screenshots of their applications when submitting them for approval, something that was previously optional:

When you create or update your apps in iTunes Connect, you must upload screenshots that are high-resolution. We require your screenshots as high-resolution images so that your app is optimized for the Retina display.

The requirements for high-resolution images are 960 x 640, 960 x 600, 640 x 960, or 640 x 920 pixels. Images must be at least 72 dpi, in the RGB color space, and the file must be .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, or .png. You can update your screenshot files at any time in iTunes Connect.

While seemingly a minor detail, it’s of special note given that Apple continues to sell only one iPhone -sized device with the non-Retina (480 by 320 pixel) display: the iPhone 3GS. It’s expected that Apple will continue to sell that device up until it releases a new iPhone model, whi… [Read more]

Apple to iPhone developers: No more low-res screenshots

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