YouTube App Now Natively Supports 2018 iPad Pro Displays, But Home Indicator Overlaps Menu Bar

YouTube updated its iOS app over the weekend with native support for the layout and resolutions of the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro displays, but as noted on Twitter and Reddit, the home indicator now overlaps the bottom menu bar.


Two steps forward, one step backward for now, but hopefully Google addresses this issue in a subsequent update to the app. On the iPhone X and newer, the menu bar is positioned slightly higher as to not overlap with the home indicator.

Spotify also recently updated its iOS and watchOS apps with native support for the 2018 iPad Pro, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4.

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1 week ago
It’s so weird to me. There are still so many apps where the home indicator gets in the way. I personally don’t understand why we need that line there all the time. For the first week it’s maybe helpful, but now over a year in?
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1 week ago
At this point I’d trust a google app as much as I’d trust a facebook app. None of their crap is getting installed on anything I own.
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1 week ago

It’s so weird to me. There are still so many apps where the home indicator gets in the way. I personally don’t understand why we need that line there all the time. For the first week it’s maybe helpful, but now over a year in?

For lots of people, it is their first week with that gesture, especially on iPad.
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1 week ago
By the time the 2019 iPad Pros release with new resolution google will finally figure out how to properly update the 2018 resolution
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1 week ago

It works on the iPhone because of the smaller screen size. On the iPad that would be a helluva lot of wasted space just for the home indicator. It's reminiscent of the iPad being relegated to the iPhone grid of apps. Wasted space.

Speaking of wasted space, look at how much of that design is empty space. Looks like the Microsoft ribbon designers made it. Come to think of it, efficient use of screen real estate is an inescapable problem at this point.

Did you spend extra hundreds of dollars to get the big 17” display on your notebook so you could actually see your drawings without squinting all day?
Apple: 17” discontinued!
Microsoft: HAHA! Ribbon eats your extra inches for breakfast!
Apple: iPad is better for drawings anyway, buy an extra computer. It’s 13”.
Microsoft: we’ll make a 15” tablet!
App developers: Windows versions not planned.

2019 and I can’t get the functionality out of $5000 worth of hardware that I got in 2002 for $1200.
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It’s so weird to me. There are still so many apps where the home indicator gets in the way. I personally don’t understand why we need that line there all the time. For the first week it’s maybe helpful, but now over a year in?

I don't think it matters that the line is still visible because the home target in iOS still needs to be there. Even if the line itself weren't visible, you would still not be able to press the menu items behind the line because the target on the digitizer would think you're tapping the "Home button" rather than the menu item in YouTube. Does that make sense?

What Apple needs to do is reserve some space at the bottom of the screen where that home line is so that the interactive elements in apps and webpages cannot appear in the same space as the line. Either that or move the home swipe target.
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1 week ago
Its time for apple in ios13 to place a setting to allow the user to remove the “home” line
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1 week ago
I'd think they would've made it like the iPhone where there's extra space on the screen exclusively for the home bar.
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I'd think they would've made it like the iPhone where there's extra space on the screen exclusively for the home bar.

It works on the iPhone because of the smaller screen size. On the iPad that would be a helluva lot of wasted space just for the home indicator. It's reminiscent of the iPad being relegated to the iPhone grid of apps. Wasted space.
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