Is OP’s complaint about sideways apps on iPad valid?

  • 1st World Problem.

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • OP’s arms must be broken.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Valid complaint, but OP should get over it.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I’m sharpening my pitchfork, and where’s my torch?

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
    7

TIOATIOA

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Original poster
Mar 7, 2016
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How is it 2020 and I still have to turn my iPad 90 degrees to look at an iPhone formatted app? Surely someone got fired from Apple for not making this part of iPadOS. Sure you can blame developers for not pushing an iPad version of an app. But if the iPad is 100% capable of running the iPhone app, why can’t they just hard code a 90 deg display rotation on it. The pixel doubling option is a welcome feature, so I can see REALLY LARGE iPhone apps SIDEWAYS.

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Freakonomics101

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Nov 6, 2014
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Agreed. My credit union app isn’t formatted for the iPad and I have to do the same thing.
 
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steve23094

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Apr 23, 2013
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Hmmm... it’s not like developers have had ten years to produce an iPad version.

Oh wait...
 
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penningtonj

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Dec 8, 2008
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This is definitely a problem. I get the argument that the developers should make an iPad version and in a perfect world that would be the case. In the real world though there are several apps that don’t have an iPad version that we still need to use and it makes it tough with the magic keyboard (or other keyboard without a rotating iPad dock).

I feel like there must be some sort of technical reason making this more difficult then it seems. It is a silly problem.
 
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TIOATIOA

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Mar 7, 2016
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SC, USA
I feel like there must be some sort of technical reason making this more difficult then it seems. It is a silly problem.

At this point, I wonder if it’s perhaps a legal issue, like someone (not Apple) owns a patent regarding the process to turn the iPhone app 90 degrees and enlarge it. Seems silly, but at this point there has to be a logical reason for this “oversight”.
 
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