Apple’s iPhone X will be available November 3 but how can developers benefit from this new change
Prior to Apple’s release of iPhone X in less than a week, the tech giant has reminded developers to get their apps ready for the device. In a post on its developer blog, Apple gives a simple heads-up for developers to test new iPhone X features in their app using Xcode and subsequently capture screenshots and upload the new metadata and app to iTunes Connect. In a separate post on iTunes Connect, Apple also informed that iTunes Connect now supports iPhone X screenshots.
“The future is almost here. iPhone X will be available November 3. This stunning device features the all-new Super Retina display for more immersive experiences and Face ID, a secure new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay.
The TrueDepth camera works with ARKit, and the A11 Bionic chip is designed for Core ML and Metal 2. Download Xcode 9.0.1, test your apps in the iPhone X simulator and capture screenshots. Then submit your updated apps and metadata in iTunes Connect today.”
Xcode is the ultimate tool for developers to create great applications for Apple devices including Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. As it “provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging.” The Xcode IDE together with the Swift programming language will bolster developers to make their desired apps for the upcoming revolutionary iPhone X. The developers must Find and address UI issues in their app before testing on a device to ensure that it looks great on iPhone X. The App Store has been redesigned from the ground up to accommodate these apps.
Apple announced that “iPhone X will be available in more than 55 countries and territories, and in Apple Stores beginning Friday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. local time. Stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged to arrive early.” The list of countries that can avail this product includes Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.