Do Retina Display Apps Scale Up Better On iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chizzer2003, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. chizzer2003 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2010
    I was just wondering that iPhone Apps with Retina Display support scale up with better pixel for pixel quality than an iPhone App without Retina Display support, seeing as the artwork is closer to the iPad resolution than a non retina display app. I hope you understand :)
  2. slicecom, Feb 25, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011

    slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Stupidly no, they don't. They scale up just as ugly as the regular iPhone apps.
  3. hayesk macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2003
    My theory is this was done by Apple on purpose to put pressure on developers to make iPad versions of their apps.
  4. rikbrown macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    If you're jailbroken, RetinaPad enables this - showing it's very much a deliberate limitation of Apple.
  5. bibbz macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2010
  6. chizzer2003 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2010
    so is it worth jail breaking a brand new iPad? :)

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