How can you tell if an app is updated for the retina display or not?

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  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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  2. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    put your face closer to the iPhone and look at the screen

    always works for me
     
  3. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My iPhone 4 won't be here for another two weeks and I'm buying apps in advance.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't have a clue and would never notice
    And I have an iPhone 4
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    1) Read the description. 2) If the graphics look like crap, it's not optimized. Check the screenshot size.
     
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    That's really all you can do. If the app's graphics look like crap, then it's not optimized for the Retina Display.
     
  7. oilfighter macrumors regular

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    If u can't tell. Why do u care?
     
  8. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Win +++
     
  9. vincenz macrumors 601

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    If the app is updated, usually the developer will make a note of it in the description somewhere.
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Usually bragging rights
     
  11. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I honestly have no clue how you can't tell a difference. There is a 4X difference in the number of pixels. Saying that you can tell is like saying the iPhone 4's display looks identical to the iPhone 3GS's display. Unoptimized games look pixelated and jagged, while optimized games looks crisp and sharp.
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I guess the fact that I have zero games on my iPhone might contribute to my being unable to tell the difference
     
  13. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Not to forget the icons are super blurry. All images within the app will also be super blurry.

    & OP, as far as finding out without having an iPhone 4 - just read the description. It will prob say something like "now optimized for iPhone 4" it'll def be in the description
     
  14. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    So you just try to "help" people with your inexperience. Way to go.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    My "help" as you call it, was to say that I don't notice a difference
    and your title and post said nothing about gaming

    And my experience is that I have an iPhone 4

    Why the hate?
     
  16. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I'm simply stating that the OP asked for help about the difference between a Retina app and a normal app. By graphics, I meant any pictures inside the app, aka graphics. There is a definite difference between a non-Retina app and a Retina app. Everyone seems to agree on this. If you can't see a difference, I think that you are slightly lacking in experience with apps.
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Lacking in experience with apps? Um... ok
    Or maybe I just use the apps and phone and don't worry about such things and hence don't tend to notice
     
  18. NYDiplomat macrumors regular

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    That's what i'm doing.
     
  19. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    i think that's pretty obvious to see the diff;)
     
  20. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    I can tell, one example is ever since they updated Doodle-Jump to "retina" graphics recently it looks so much crisper. I know it's a very simple game but the difference is certainly there.
     

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