The Apple Store app is now iPhone 5 friendly.
The iPhone 5 has been lauded for its 4-inch screen. But the new display has put the onus on app makers to update their software for the longer screen size. A slew of developers have been busy the past couple of weeks doing just that. But it will take a while before more of them join in.
Apps not yet optimized for the iPhone 5 appear in the older 3.5-inch format with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Such apps use a type of letterboxing to fill the screen on the new iPhone with black bars on top and on the bottom.
The Apple Store app lets mobile users purchase iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other products along with a slew of accessories. Buyers can order items online and have them sent to their homes or to their nearest Apple retail store for pickup. Shoppers in the store can also use the app to pay for and check out products without having to go through a salesperson.