Given that there are a lot of variations in form factors and viewports, it can be hard to visualize how a launch image will render on any particular device. Oh, who am I kidding? It can be next to impossible! That’s why I made a tool to help with that!
So surely by now everyone is aware that Apple has been ordered to help the FBI unlock the company-owned phone of the San Bernardino terrorists. Apple is refusing to do so. The FBI is trying to make Apple out as “the bad guy” by doing so, claiming that the phone might have information on where the terrorists were during the now infamous eighteen minute window that the FBI has no other information on.
Not too long ago I purchased an iPad Pro so that I could use it for development, and also verify that my existing applications worked correctly. Because it is a larger device, it is important to also verify that my apps can appropriately scale to the new screen size. This isn’t difficult, and you can test this in a simulator, but my mantra has and always will be: “there is no substitute for testing on a real device”.