How do iPhone apps look on iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheWheelMan, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. billhelm macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. batotman macrumors 6502

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    I tried Dead Space (for iphone) last night on it. Looks really good. Looked like turds on my iPad 1.
     
  5. MelodyMarch03 macrumors member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Is it still crappy on iPad 1 and 2? If yes, don't understand why Apple would limit this.
     
  10. luke.mac1 macrumors member

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    I tried the office shoes app and it was horrendous!
     
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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.
     
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  13. TheWheelMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Thanks everybody for the feedback. Now all I need is a loan to buy the iPad. *lol*
     
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    they looked good at their normal (iPhone) size but still pixilated when blown up (these were language apps that had been out since iPod 2 gen)
     
  15. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Magical!
     
  16. dancj macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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