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Do iPhone apps have to work on iPad for them to be published on the App Store?

FinHorsleyFinHorsley USMember ✭✭

When releasing an iOS app for iPhone, does it also have to work on iPad?

_Make sure your app works on iPad, not just on iPhone. Users appreciate having the flexibility to run your app on either type of iOS device. Even if you expect most people to use your app on iPhone, interface elements should remain visible and functional on iPad. If certain features of your app require iPhone-specific hardware—like 3D Touch—consider hiding or disabling those features on iPad and letting people use your app's other features._

This is taken from the HIG and seems to suggest that apps have to work for both. If I specifically create this as an iPhone only app, does it still have to work on iPad?

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  • JohnHJohnH GBMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FinHorsley it doesn't suggest it, it states it as fact.

  • FinHorsleyFinHorsley USMember ✭✭

    From what I have learnt when talking with other developers the app doesn't have to be written specifically with the iPad UI in mind. For example the iPhone only app I am creating runs on the iPad, however this UI just looks very sparse.

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