Portrait of an Idiot (click for a larger view)

UPDATE: Version 1.2.1 is now available in App Store and fixes this problem (I still feel the shame from it, though).

I take great pride in the software I put out but you wouldn’t know it if you tried using the latest version of Mobile Backup in landscape mode on an iPad running iOS 6. As illustrated in the above photo, the user interface is drawn incorrectly.

This morning we received a support email reporting the problem and I thought for sure it lie somewhere else and not with Mobile Backup. After all, I tested this and rotation was working just fine. So I grabbed my own iPad, launched Mobile Backup in landscape mode and… oops. There it was: the horribly, inexcusably, amateur mistake mocking me on a gloriously detailed 9.7 inch retina display. How could I have possibly missed something so obvious? Then it dawned on me. While I tested the latest Mobile Backup update on iPhones running various versions of iOS, including iOS 6, all of our iPads had iOS 5 installed at the time.

This was a rookie mistake and I should have known better. I should have upgraded my iPad to the iOS 6 GM and run through the software again just to make sure everything was working properly. For someone who has been developing software for over 2o years, there is just no excuse for this kind of mistake.

The good news is that I have created a fix and am now in the process of testing it (hopefully, I will do a better job on that this time). If all goes well I will be submitting it to Apple shortly and will release it as soon as it clears Apple’s review process. In the meantime, please accept my humble apology and feel free to point and laugh at the photo above. Believe me, I’m really embarrassed over this one.