Found this in my iTunes

Discussion in 'iPad' started by troop231, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    What is this? It just changed this morning when I launched the program, are the top ones universal apps?
     
  2. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it obviously means that those apps are optimized to run on both the iphone and ipad.
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lazy devs should make all apps this way
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    As stated already, those are universal apps that are optimized for all 3 devices. It looks like Apple has organized the apps into 3 categories:
    • iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Apps
    • iPhone and iPod Touch Apps
    • iPad Apps

    Is there a way to tell the type of app while syncing (for example, if I don't want my iPhone apps on the iPad)? I haven't found an easy way to differentiate the types of apps.
     
  6. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah they should
     
  7. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

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    No they should not i want them to spend time on the ipad. The iphone is old news now. into the new one comes out ipad apps should be #1
     
  8. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

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    It's not always about being lazy. Example: complex 3D games. I want iPad-only versions for apps that take a lot of space. If a dev makes a complex 3D game (or any other app that takes loads of space) into a universal app, then iPhone/iPod Touch users have to carry that extra filesize on their devices for no reason. I mean, I saw one app go from 3 to 14 megabytes just because it has become universal. Small apps are good universal, but I don't want valuable space taken up on my iPhone because huge apps have gone universal.

    It's great that the universal option is there for devs and consumers. But it is not always the best option.
     
  9. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    Universal apps will generally take more space on a device than the device-specific apps.
     
  10. mrfriggz macrumors member

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    I think this is currently the only thing I really don't like right now. I have like 150 iPhone apps, and it was very frustrating checking and unchecking a bunch of apps not even knowing if it is an iPad app or iPhone app. When syncing the iPad, it would be nice if they were listed out in catagories.
     
  11. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    And when you download some iPad ONLY apps, you'll see this:

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    Now I just need my iPad 3G to go with them! :)

    Mark
     
  12. calderone macrumors 68040

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    I am sorry, I don't want 70MB+ apps sitting on my iPhone, this is the case even if you don't have an iPad.

    And I am sorry, calling dev lazy for not doing what you think they should. To top it off, you couldn't take your lazy ass to Google to figure out that they were Universal Apps? Please.
     
  13. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Whose more lazy when you have more posts
     
  14. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    You speak like you've never written a line of code in your life. Also, pick up a dictionary.
     
  15. calderone macrumors 68040

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    I have been a member longer. And, take a look at the content of most of my posts, i spend most of my time here helping folks in the OS X forum. So who is lazy, now?
     
  16. goobot macrumors 603

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    Hey mark how do you get the backround black?
     
  17. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Get a grip it is not that big of a deal, and yes I have, it's not that hard.
     
  18. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    iTunes Preferences/General/Grid View/Dark

    Mark
     

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