I am about to publish my very first iOS game and was reading the Apple iTunes Connect guide (pages 237 till page 240). I understand that they require a PSD file of dimension 3200x600 pixels. I also understand that this image will be cropped in order to fit the desktop, iPad and iPhone store aras, along with a "minimal view" version.
How, what I don't understand is:
Do they ever scale the image? I've never seen a high resolution banner in the iPhone Editor's choice images. The iPhone specs are about 640x960 or 640x1136 pixels and the width of the iPhone image area in the guide seems much higher, so that's why I assume the rescale it.
How do they obtain the "Extreme Skater" 150px300px image on the left, below? Is that simply the title rescaled on a portion of the background? There is no mention of how they do this in the guide.
I imagine that the one on the right is the one obtained from the iPhone area of the editor's choice banner creation guideline, but haven't found any specs on how to obtain the other image.
How does the Apple measuraments relate to the view I can see here (it is taken from an iPod touch 4th generation with retina display and measured using the rectangle selection on the Mac OS X Preview tool)