The Spotify app for iOS has finally been updated for the iPhone X screen. It’s been about two weeks since the launch of the iPhone X, and many users were anxiously waiting for this update. Spotify rolled out an update last week also, but it lacked optimization for the iPhone X.
Spotify app now fully supports iPhone X
Spotify’s update takes away the letterboxing interface on the iPhone X’s bigger display. This comes as a welcome change for users, who now will get to see more search results and track lists, along with more artwork when searching for playlists and albums.
“We’ve now added support for the iPhone X,” the Spotify app description now says.
In comparison to the 4.7-inch displays of the iPhone 6, 7, and 8, the iPhone X screen offers 20% more vertical space for content, according to MacRumors. Many popular apps have already updated their interfaces to support the iPhone’s resolution. Netflix was quick to update its app to allow viewers to watch videos in full edge-to-edge mode. The streaming firm also added support for Dolby HDR video.
Halide, a popular iPhone photography app, not just updated its app to adopt the iPhone X screen, but also added features to benefit from the new hardware and software changes that came with the iPhone X. The password manager app, 1Password, is another popular app to make changes for the iPhone X. The app was quick to add support for Apple’s Face ID. The Machines, an action game that transforms a tabletop into a virtual battlefield, also updated the app to benefit from the ARKit and the iPhone X’s hardware.
Notch Remover app for the iPhone X
Apple previously came up with guidelines for developers creating apps for the iPhone X. Apple’s guidelines offered tips and information to help developers make the most of the additional space. In addition, the documentation also warns developers against extending interfaces to certain parts of the screen, like sensor housing, rounded corners, etc.
“Don’t mask or call special attention to key display features. Don’t attempt to hide the device’s rounded corners, sensor housing, or indicator for accessing the Home screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom of the screen,” reads Apple’s developer guidelines.
For one app, however, Apple made an exception to its rules that developers “embrace the notch” on the iPhone X. Earlier this week, the iPhone maker approved an app called the Notch Remover. Many have criticized the notch at the top of the screen for diluting the full-screen experience. But, it was a necessity for Apple, given the the company has already removed the traditional bezels. The notch in the iPhone X houses the front camera and sensors for the Face ID.
The Notch Remover app hides the notch by adding a black bar across the top to blend the notch and display. The app developed by Axiem Systems, can be purchased for 99 cents. It must be noted that the app does not remove the notch while browsing the web, watching videos or using other apps. The app only helps with the Home and lock screen.