iPad With iPhoneOS3.2 and iOS4 apps Quiestion

Discussion in 'iPad' started by riam, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. riam macrumors regular

    May 7, 2010
    Mty, Mexico
    If you use an iPad with iPhone Apps that have been modified to use the retina display (more pixel graphics), Will the app look better in 2X mode?
  2. rhildinger macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Unfortunately no, unless Apple releases a minor update to the iPad that allows this to happen. As a matter of fact, any app that has a minimum requirement of iOS 4 won't run on the iPad at all until it gets the iOS 4 update in the fall. However, I doubt there will be too many apps that absolutely require iOS 4.

  3. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    ...or will the app look bigger in 1x mode?

    Robert, do you know this for sure or are you making an educated guess?
  4. rhildinger macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Unfortunately, I know this for sure. Currently the ipad does not take advantage of any of the retina-display related features, with one exception. It does seem to use the higher-resolution launcher screen, but that's only for the time it takes for the app to take over drawing to the screen.

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