Apple will require all new iOS apps to support iPhone X notch from April

“Apple has informed developers today that all new apps submitted to the App Store from April 2018 must support the iPhone X’s Super Retina display,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “This means developers of new apps must ensure they accommodate the notch and go edge-to-edge on the 5.8-inch OLED screen.”

“Apple has not set a deadline for when updates to existing apps must support iPhone X natively,” Mayo reports. “From April, all new apps must also be built against the iOS 11 SDK.”

Mayo reports, “In recent years, Apple has enforced rules more aggressively when it comes to supporting the latest devices.”

Alrighty then.
Alrighty then.

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MacDailyNews Take: So, if you haven’t already, get busy working around Apple’s inelegant kludge.

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M.G. Siegler reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Certainly the best smartphone I have ever used, despite the weird and awkward notch – November 21, 2017
How annoying is the iPhone X notch – November 1, 2017
The Verge reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Clearly the best iPhone ever made, despite being marred by its ugly notch – November 1, 2017
Above Avalon’s first impressions of Apple’s iPhone X: ‘An entirely new iPhone experience’ – October 31, 2017
Apple reminds developers to design around iPhone X’s notch – October 28, 2017
We’ll get used to iPhone X’s ugly notch, even if we don’t end up liking it – October 23, 2017
Sloppiness: Apple’s inconsistent iPhone X design guides show attention to detail is no longer a priority – October 13, 2017
It’s not all screen: Apple’s stretching the truth with iPhone X marketing – October 3, 2017
Joshua Topolsky: Apple is really bad at design – October 1, 2017
Apple’s botched ‘notch’ atop iPhone X’s display is a design abomination – September 15, 2017
Apple is turning a design quirk into the iPhone X’s defining feature: Leaning into the notch – September 14, 2017
The lessons and questions of Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 – September 13, 2017
Apple embraces that ugly notched cutout in OLED ‘iPhone’s display – August 30, 2017
It’s time we embraced Apple’s notched/cutout OLED iPhone display – August 11, 2017


  1. Dear Developers,
    Not only do you have to use a phone with an egregious screen I.D. screw up. You are the ones that have to support it and make it look like “nothing happened”.

    Yours Truly,
    Apple I.D. Team

  2. Another fake news headline. Apple have actually asked developers to support the Super Retina display. Whilst that includes the notch, Apple does not specifically say that. GET OVER THE NOTCH everyone – including MDN.

    1. Well of course, until they figure out how NOT to have the notch. Not rocket science and no big deal.. I don’t even notice the notch anymore.. Now software issues……. Yeah, get moving Apple and fix your crappy software which is getting worse every day.

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