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Old 02-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #884
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Discussed earlier in this thread. A few pages back, Kris gave us the choice: a feature-reduced iPhone version soon, or a full-featured iPhone version later. Opinions seem divided as to which is the better approach. My guess would be, we could see an iPhone for Marvin version in 2 or 3 months from today.

By the way, I moved to iOS 6.1 on the iPhone yesterday after all. Originally wanted to stay on iOS 5, because of Stanza, until Marvin for iPhone comes out. I made the move because of the new Mailbox app. Mailbox looks like it could accomplish for emails, what Marvin accomplishes for ebooks -- Apple's default Mail app being as lame as iBooks. The funny thing is, I now need to wait in a line of three quarters of a million users, before the app can even be launched on the iPhone. I suppose that will take a month or so -- a unique iOS experience, for sure. But just to be able to download the app, I had to upgrade to iOS 6.

Now, here's what's amazing about Stanza on iOS 6.1 on the iPhone: as a dead app, it's even more crippled here than on iOS 5, of course. Only 1 out of 4 settings buttons is available -- trying to press another button makes Stanza freeze/crash. But: the very same book whose screenshots I posted earlier in post #774 of this thread, displays 100% fine in Stanza on the iPhone with iOS 6.1! The screen content is pushed back up again on the screen, as it should be, so no more cut-off lines at the bottom. I suppose this confirms Kris's theory that the occasional "cut-off lines at bottom" issues are a WebKit/iOS bug, instead of an e-reader bug.

It's weird how changes of OS versions can affect a dead app that hasn't been developed for years. Most of the effects on Stanza have been negative but here, miraculously, an OS upgrade "fixed" the display of a book in Stanza.

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