Alongside its decree to have developersin their apps, Apple yesterday also set down a rule that requires developers to support its latest devices.
In a notice on its developer site, Apple set a May 1 deadline that will require all new apps and app updates to support the Retina Display and taller, 4-inch display found on the iPhone 5 and latest iPod Touch.
These devices have only been out since September and October, though developers could continue to submit apps designed only for the older, 3.5-inch displays.
The move is the latest to push developers to focus on its latest devices. A iPad with its Retina Display, required any screenshots of apps that would be shown in the App Store to be high resolution.in February 2012, just ahead of the third-generation
Apple's iPad Mini remains the only iOS device Apple sells that does not have a so-called Retina Display. That's Apple's term for a display where it's impossible to discern individual pixels when used at a normal distance. The company has put such displays in most of its iOS products, and more recently its MacBook Pro notebooks.