iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus display support has finally been implemented in Viber 5.2.1. There are a couple other changes too in this relatively small update. Check them out after the app icon.
One of the reasons why I strongly prefer staying on the iPhone ‘S’ release cycle – iPhone 4S, iPhone 5s, and then when it launches, the iPhone 6s – is because the drastic changes that are implemented in the standard release cycle are adopted by third-party developers. Those of you who bought the iPhone 6 are yet to see official iPhone 6 / 6 Plus display support in the majority of their installed apps. Case in point, Viber took three months to bring iPhone 6 support.
There are other, hardware-related issues as well – iPhone 6 Plus’ bendgate comes to mind. By the time the iPhone 6s releases, the majority of our in-use apps will support the larger display, and the significant internal hardware upgrades for the processor and camera are awesome, too; internal hardware-wise, the iPhone 6 isn’t much different from the iPhone 5s.
Anyway, Viber 5.2.1 was released earlier today. It includes, of course, full support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus display, add news emoticons, and comes with miscellaneous bugfixes.
I uninstalled Viber some time ago after realizing I could enjoy its features on other messaging apps. Now I only use two: Facebook Messenger for voice, and WhatsApp for texts / photos. By the time WhatsApp adds voice calling, and a web-based client, I believe my usage for Facebook Messenger will further decrease.
Still, if you have a lot of active friends on Viber, you probably cannot uninstall it like I did. In that case, update to the latest version for improved graphics / user interface on your brand new iPhone 6 / 6 Plus.
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