Apps Updating with the New Retina Display

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  1. bjmach, Mar 15, 2012
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    I have been getting updates to Apps on my Ipad 2 and looking through what they changed. Just today these apps that I use quite a bit went retina display. I didn't see a running list of updated Apps for retina so maybe we can post them here as noticed.

    Kindle App
    NYTimes for the Ipad
    Skitch
    Evernote
    My Xbox Live
    Tweetbot
    Calcbot
    Eye-Fi
    Remote
    Sketchbook Pro
     
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Add to the list:
    Skitch
    Evernote

    I'm sure we'll see a LOT of this over the weekend. Hoping everyone's pretty quick with the retina updates for most apps. I'm expecting the games to be awhile (if at all for some games).
     
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    Star Walk for iPad
    Emerald Observatory for iPad
     
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    Is there some way to tell whether an app is retina-compatible in the App Store? Don't have a 4 or 4s, and this is my first iPad, so I never really bothered to check that sort of thing.
     
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    look at the updated date for an app, if it was updated in the last week or so see if one of the updates was retina display.
     
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    To find the ones I posted, currently I'm just checking on my iPad 2 and then looking at the build descriptions (eg is it an update for Retina or not).

    I'm guessing it's going to be a heavy download weekend! :)
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Real racing 2 is updated with new retina graphics and 4x antialiasing, this is going to look terrific! And the size of the app is - couple MB lower
     
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    Im guessing for the immediate future most retina updates on 3d games will just be to render at that resolution, not updating textures and such. So that won't increase app sizes.

    May be for the best anyway...
     
  14. G77 macrumors regular

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    Well, Galaxy on fire 2 HD just updated - 653 MB to 1GB.
     
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    I wonder what exactly the Kindle app did for the retina display...considering built-in iOS text fonts automatically get upgraded in all apps.
     
  16. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    They had used some weird method for the text that did not scale so they had to change it. Some reviewer had mentioned kindle not looking good.

    edit: ah, being as simple as the font makes sense.
     
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