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Old Apr 29, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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What is Retina Pad, and is it needed with the new iPad?

Pretty much what the title says. I'm slightly confused as to what exactly is retina pad and what it does.

On my new iPad, I can play iPhone games and blow them up to 2x. Does retain pad make it fill the whole screen and does it also increase the resolution so it isn't blurry?

And I'm also wondering if retina pad is still relevant, or if it is obsolete with the new iPad (which I have).
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I believe that retinapad does what the new iPad does automatically. Before, the iPad wouldn't use the higher quality graphics-now it does.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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RetinaPad

The RetinaPad is something you add on to the iPad to extend te battery life. It helps the pad last longer so you See it better when the battery would otherwise be low without it.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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The RetinaPad is something you add on to the iPad to extend te battery life. It helps the pad last longer so you See it better when the battery would otherwise be low without it.
wat
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:11 PM   #5
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The RetinaPad is something you add on to the iPad to extend te battery life. It helps the pad last longer so you See it better when the battery would otherwise be low without it.
Yeah...no.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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Pretty much what the title says. I'm slightly confused as to what exactly is retina pad and what it does.

On my new iPad, I can play iPhone games and blow them up to 2x. Does retain pad make it fill the whole screen and does it also increase the resolution so it isn't blurry?

And I'm also wondering if retina pad is still relevant, or if it is obsolete with the new iPad (which I have).
You do not need the RetinaPad extension on the new iPad, besides you can't use it on the new iPad is ply because there's no JB for the new iPad yet anyways.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 12:40 AM   #7
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I Sold my iPad 2 to get the , the New iPad and i can say if you can Spend ~100$ more buy it the Display is just amazing
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 04:48 AM   #8
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Pretty much what the title says. I'm slightly confused as to what exactly is retina pad and what it does.

On my new iPad, I can play iPhone games and blow them up to 2x. Does retain pad make it fill the whole screen
Nope, it only 2x, as does the normal 2x mode.

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and does it also increase the resolution so it isn't blurry?
On the iPad 1/2.

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And I'm also wondering if retina pad is still relevant, or if it is obsolete with the new iPad (which I have).
Not relevant any more, only on the first two models, for which Apple - so that people purchase the iPad 3 - won't ever add the technology they already use in iPad 3. (Actually, they have even removed antialiasing in 2x mode in the 4->5 switch to make their iPhone emulation even uglier. Needless to say, they've added back it for iPad 3 - in addition to support for inherently Retina artwork and text.)
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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The RetinaPad is something you add on to the iPad to extend te battery life. It helps the pad last longer so you See it better when the battery would otherwise be low without it.
lol, how bout no!
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Old May 4, 2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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Pretty much what the title says. I'm slightly confused as to what exactly is retina pad and what it does.

On my new iPad, I can play iPhone games and blow them up to 2x. Does retain pad make it fill the whole screen and does it also increase the resolution so it isn't blurry?
only if the app has iPhone 4/4S retina graphics in its package
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