Ever since Google gobbled up the developers of Sparrow to put them to work on a Gmail app, the future of my favorite iOS email client has been in question, but the lack of iPhone 5 support was a particularly hard pill for me to swallow as I reviewed Apple’s latest handset.
Luckily, it appears that while Sparrow may not see many updates going forward, it will get iPhone 5 support, taking full advantage of the 1136 x 640 display.
Word comes straight from Sparrow developer Dominique Leca’s Twitter account where he simply writes:
iPhone 5 support is coming soon to@sparrow.
Thank goodness. When the Sparrow team joined Google, Leca said that the official Sparrow apps were not likely to see updates going forward, and the in-the-works iPad version would probably not be released either. I’d still kill for a proper Sparrow for iPad, but I’ll settle for iPhone 5 support.