How do iPhone apps look on iPad 3?

TheWheelMan

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Just curious. I hope to eventually be able to upgrade from my iPad 1 to the 3, and a few of my apps are iPhone only apps. How will they look on the iPad 3?
 

ugcop

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I was shocked at how good iPhone only apps looked. The first one I opened I had to look at the bottom of the screen to see the 1x to be sure I had opened the correct app.

when I open them on iPad 1 there is no doubt what the are.
 

billhelm

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They use the retina optimized graphics for the iPhone so they look pretty decent. A lot better than on my iPad 2.
 

batotman

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I tried Dead Space (for iphone) last night on it. Looks really good. Looked like turds on my iPad 1.
 

MelodyMarch03

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My favorite weather app from the National Weather Service (weather alert) is iPhone only. It looks fine on my iPad, when I zoom it to 2x, the text gets a little grainy, but is still plenty readable. The radar is okay too, but there are better radar apps out there. I like that app the best for weather because it is very accurate and has different tones for different types of weather alerts.
 

mikepas

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I've been rather impressed so far with how nice the iPhone apps look on my new iPad! Apps like Path and Instagram really look good.
 

number84

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Is it still crappy on iPad 1 and 2? If yes, don't understand why Apple would limit this.
 

gquiring

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I was amazed how much better iPhone apps look on the 3rd gen. I have Google Voice loaded which looked pretty bad on the iPad 2 and looks very good on the 3rd gen.
 

TheWheelMan

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Awesome! Thanks everybody for the feedback. Now all I need is a loan to buy the iPad. *lol*
 

dancj

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For the most part iPhone apps on the iPad 3 will look the same as iPad apps on an iPad 1 or 2 - except they don't fill the screen.

Some - like Fruit Ninja - look terrible though.

And strangely, apps that show Google maps seem to use full retina resolution for the maps even when doubled up.