Apple dictates that all new apps must fully support the iPhone X screen

  • 17 February 2018
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For those who can’t quite seem to grasp why Sonos can’t support older versions of iOS. Apple’s policies dictate. Sonos must play by Apple’s rules.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/apple-dictates-that-all-new-apps-must-fully-support-the-iphone-x-screen/

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New apps, not updates to apps already in the store.

Besides, Sonos not allowing at least partial support for old versions of apps is their business decision not Apple or Google.
Did you read the article?

“Eventually, though, you can bet that Apple will require all app updates—changes to existing apps, not just wholly new apps—to support the iPhone X. That's going to cause more of a scramble in the development community.”
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Yeah I skimmed it really fast, but the article doesn't prove your point.
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For those who can’t quite seem to grasp why Sonos can’t support older versions of iOS. Apple’s policies dictate. Sonos must play by Apple’s rules.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/apple-dictates-that-all-new-apps-must-fully-support-the-iphone-x-screen/


It doesn't say what you think it says and has zero to do with Sonos supporting older versions of their apps. They simply have to update them for newer versions of iOS which requires either nothing or is very trivial. Supporting the iPhone X screen is laughably trivial to do.