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Important App Optimizations for the iPhone X

Last year’s Apple Keynote was interesting. Normally, the company only releases one phone every year, but that has changed in 2017.

When Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 8, people were not overly excited about it. However, when he stopped and introduced another new phone, everyone was in shock and in awe.

Tim Cook announced that they’re going to release their 10th-anniversary edition phone: the iPhone X. The “X” is actually pronounced as “ten” and not the letter. This is to signify that the company has been making these amazing smartphones for 10 years already.

Now, there are amazing features built into this new phone. For instance, it has a bigger screen at 5.8 inches and the company touts it to have a Super Retina display- capable of displaying high-quality images with vivid clarity.

It also comes with the new A11 bionic chip which boasts performance that is more powerful than any of the older phones. And, it also comes with the iconic notch at the upper portion of the display which houses all of the important sensors as well as the front-facing camera as well.

To sum it all up, the iPhone X is a welcome addition to their line of smartphones so app developers would need to customize their applications to meet the demands of the new phone.

In this article, I will talk about some important app optimizations that app developers must implement to cater to the new iPhone X.

Download the Latest Tools

The iOS app developers make use of the XCode to handle the mobile development and debugging of their applications. You must download the latest version, XCode 9, in order to create apps for the latest iPhone X.

When you revisit your apps, you might find that there are UI errors when testing it on the new phone. That is why it is crucial that you test it beforehand because some elements are way off and it would not bode well if you do not fix it as soon as possible.

Verify if Everything is in Place

The iPhone X has bigger dimensions and if you use your previous version of your application, it might not look really well.

Furthermore, since the UI is off-kilter, some of the functionalities may not work as well. Again, looking at the underlying mechanisms of the application is very important so you may want to extensively test it again.

Simulator Help Can Aid You

When there are bugs and inconsistencies after testing your application, you can make use of Apple’s Simulator Help to fix things.

This is a neat tool that allows you to test it in an environment (in this case, you can test it on the new iPhone X without actually having the new phone yet). This is so that the final iteration is fixed and that it will work on the UI of the new phone.


The new iPhone X has bigger dimensions and it also comes with a strong performance to boot. However, iOS app developers may want to revisit their app to see if works well with the new phone.

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