The movie and TV-show service is now streaming programs to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus at 1,080 pixels, to take advantage of the gadget’s big screen.
Netflix has updated its iOS app to support the larger screen size of the iPhone 6 Plus with 1,080-pixel video resolution.
Updated Tuesday, version 7.0 of Netflix for iOS will stream movies and TV shows at the higher resolution for the iPhone 6 Plus. Streams on the iPhone 6 will still be limited to 720 pixels, though users of that device will be able to see more content on the screen at a single glance.
With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference coming up next week, pundits are speculating on hardware the company may introduce in its first major media gathering of the year. One well-informed analyst believes the stars of the show will be a cheaper iMac and maybe an 8GB iPhone 5s.
In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will announce cheaper versions of existing hardware alongside the expected debut of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10.
When Francisco Tolmasky was just 20 years old and started working for Apple, he took on a challenging task: to create a rich mobile web browser for the original iPhone, back when the device was still a pile of circuits.
On top of that, Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief, regularly met with Mr. Tolmasky to give feedback.
“Steve was really adamant, where he said, ‘This needs to be like magic. Go back, this isn’t magical enough!’” Mr. Tolmasky said about his experience developing the mobile Safari app. “I remember being very frustrated. This was, like, an impossible task.”