Amazon Kindle for iPad Pro

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  1. Robnsn2015 macrumors regular

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    Amazon finally updated their Kindle software for the iPad Pro. Big improvement, it's about time!
     
  2. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the heads up! It's good to get the higher resolution. The notebook export via email looks interesting although there's a percentage limit.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I don't get it -- what changed?
     
  4. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    So you tried it and don't see a difference?

    (haven't tried it yet)
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yeah, exactly. I updated the Kindle app, opened it, looks the same as before.
     
  6. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Right.

    This is interesting :D I'm not sure I would see anything either.
     
  7. gr2020 macrumors member

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    Nice! I emailed them about this a couple of days ago - looks like they got right on it. ;)
     
  8. takaiguchi macrumors member

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  9. Robnsn2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    1. The resolution. Before now, the Kindle app just took the iPad Air's resolution and doubled it, including the pixel size.
    2. The new version uses the new iPad Pro's new landscape keyboard.
    3. Notebook export to email.
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    1. Don't see the difference.
    2. Can't remember the last time I used a keyboard in Kindle app.
    3. I hope that's a feature for all iOS devices, not just the Pro.
     
  11. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how you don't see a difference. Looks awesome to me!
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, eyesights differ. But this is a fascinating demonstration of just how different eyesights can be. Some people see no difference, and others think it's a vast difference.

    I'd been wondering what people were complaining about when they said there aren't enough apps optimized for iPad Pro. I was thinking I must be lucky and all the apps I use must have gotten optimized early, because they all look great to me,
     
  13. RobinInOR macrumors 6502

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    The formatting looks better, but it still won't allow you to interact with a book and use the 2nd app slide. That's what I really want, to be able to read through an instruction book and follow along in another app. Wonder why they didn't do that at the same time, is it that complex a programming change?
     
  14. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    My biggest problem with the iOS Kindle app still isn't solved: I'm losing covers to random side-loaded .MOBI files. It started happening with iOS9.

    Also, the app doesn't support split screen, which is a pain in the neck if you are referencing a book while taking notes or drawing.
     
  15. gr2020 macrumors member

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    You can tell pretty easily by watching the status bar at the top of the screen. If it gets noticably bigger when you go from the Home screen to the app, then you know you're in an un-optimized app.

    But fair warning - once you see this, you can't un-see it. :)
     

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