iPad Apps on iPhone??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marc55, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Our iPhone4S and iPad2 are on one account, so Apps downloaded onto the iPad end up on the iPhone.

    Can the iPhone play iPad Apps, and especially the new Retina Display iPad Apps?

    Thank you
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Not exactly.

    There are 3 kinds of apps:

    1) iPhone apps: Run correctly on the iPhone. Can also play on an iPad 'blown up.'
    Example: Angry Birds

    2) iPad apps: Can only run on an iPad.
    Example: Angry Birds HD

    3) Universal apps. It's one app but it contains both 1 and 2 wrapped up into it. It runs the correct version depending on what device you have.
    Example: iMovie

    So it depends on what app you have. Some apps take the 1 & 2 approach so they can sell you 2 versions. Other apps are made to run everywhere for one price. It all depends on the app.

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