Apps purchased on iPhone 4 to iPad 2?

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  1. Snowwhitesapple macrumors newbie

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    If I buy an app on my iPhone will I have to pay for it again on my iPad? I.e. Angry birds or sims 3
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If they are universal apps = no
    If they have an iPad specific version = yes
     
  3. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Depends. All iPhone apps are compatible in iPad. However you will be using a scaled down version.
    If you brought a universal app than you won't have to pay for iPad version.

    Angry birds has a seperate iPad version you will have to pay to get "HD" graphics.
     
  4. Ljwinter macrumors member

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    This is my biggest complaint so far about the iPad. There should be a way that iTunes should see that you already purchased the app on your phone and then offer you some type of "iPad upgrade fee" for a few dollars or so. I know that's up to the developers and Apple but it's definitely something they should look into. I really want Real Racing 2 on my iPad2 but I already have it on my iPhone 4 and I can't really see spending another $10 on something I already have and completed just for a bigger screen.
     
  5. hwu182 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if theres a way to transfer the progress of your game from the iPhone 4 over to the iPad?

    Like if i bought PvZ can I transfer my progress over to the iPad?
     
  6. C N Reilly macrumors regular

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    Download the app AppShopper and add Real Racing to your "want list". When they have one of their inevitable one- or two-day sales, AppShopper will push out a notification so you won't miss it. I've gotten a lot of apps at far better prices (and sometimes free) that way.
     
  7. M87 macrumors 65816

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    On the iPad it's pretty easy to figure out, if you already bought something it will say install in the app store rather than having a price next to it.
     
  8. darylsudden macrumors newbie

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    Instead of opening a new thread, I will ask my question right here since the title fits:

    When I purchase an app that's for the iPhone 4 and not universal, will it look all pixelated on the iPad 2 even if it supports Retina display?
     
  9. Ljwinter macrumors member

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    Yes. They look pretty bad :mad:
     
  10. darylsudden macrumors newbie

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    :( too bad. I'm pretty sure they do this to keep the iPhone 4 for iPad-only users attractive...
     

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