Gmail app now supports the glorious higher resolutions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Behold, users of the Gmail for iOS app, your salvation is here: today's update brings proper support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. No longer will you have to deal with blurry display-zoomed text and hilariously-large status bar icons, no more will your loved ones have to cope with your disdain for the misused screen real estate. Today, Gmail for iPhone properly supports the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and all is right in the world.

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • Developers need to step it up on these updates. I'm looking at you Facebook! Edit - Still lacks swipe to go back support, fail.
  • The AppStore review queue is currently sitting at just over a 2 week wait, so many of these apps are probably updated already but Apple is just stupid allowing such big queues when Google Play updates can flow within hours.
  • Have they fixed the Signature below replies yet? That is the only reason I don't use the Gmail app. Currently using Acompli and love it but the native Gmail app would make a lot of sense.
  • A little late, but very welcome. Sent from the iMore App
  • Welcome to fragmentation, with an OS that doesn't support multiple screen sizes correctly like competing OSes do.
  • You're actually wrong....but, nice try.
  • If the OS was designed properly, there wouldn't be this issue at all.
  • The OS is properly designed, and Apple introduced the tools to create apps that scale properly for all screen sizes when they revealed iOS 8 at WWDC back in June. Plenty of developers took the time to update their apps to support the various screen sizes, but the way that Gmail is coded — it's essentially a super-fancy webapp — makes that difficult.
  • Finally!!! Blown up apps look awful Sent from the iMore App
  • I was hoping they'd have made the text size bigger on my 5S, but no. Still need a microscope to read my gmail.
  • Even smaller on my 6 plus. It looks so small. WTF Google how about ability to increase font size... Sent from the iMore App
  • I couldn't agree more! I keep wishing I could use the Gmail app, but of all the iOS email apps available, the font size is the smallest in this app. Absolutely impossible to read anything :-(
  • Why even use the gmail app? Ask google to support push on iPhone on the native mail app like they used to. I think if enough people complain Google will provide the feature. Btw, I use mailbox and totally recommend the app.
  • Love mailbox but deleted until they optimize for iPhone 6+. HATE the look of blown up apps :-/ Sent from the iMore App
  • I really wish they did support it! Sent from the iMore App
  • Anyone else notice the App Version supplied by Google with this update?
  • Preach it, pastor!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • ok all we need now is youtube and hangouts fixed!
  • I also need the option to increase the font size. I dont always have a pair of reading glasses, and it would be nice to have the option.